Sec. 8 . The board shall do the following:
(1) Establish long term goals of the state for the provision of a continuum of care for the elderly and individuals with a disability based on the following:
(A) Individual independence, dignity, and privacy.
(B) Long term care services that are:
(i) integrated, accessible, and responsible; and
(ii) available in home and community settings.
(C) Individual choice in planning and managing long term care.
(D) Access to an array of long term care services:
(i) for an individual to receive care that is appropriate for the individual's needs; and
(ii) to enable a case manager to have cost effective alternatives available in the construction of care plans and the delivery of services.
(E) Long term care services that include home care, community based services, assisted living, congregate care, adult foster care, and institutional care.
(F) Maintaining an individual's dignity and self-reliance to protect the fiscal interests of both taxpayers and the state.
(G) Long term care services that are fiscally sound.
(H) Services that:
(i) promote behavioral health; and
(ii) prevent and treat mental illness and addiction.
(2) Review state policies on community and home care services.
(3) Recommend the adoption of rules under IC 4-22-2.
(4) Recommend legislative changes affecting community and home care services.
(5) Recommend the coordination of the board's activities with the activities of other boards and state agencies concerned with community and home care services.
(6) Evaluate cost effectiveness, quality, scope, and feasibility of a state administered system of community and home care services.
(7) Evaluate programs for financing services to those in need of a continuum of care.
(8) Evaluate state expenditures for community and home care services, taking into account efficiency, consumer choice, competition, and equal access to providers.
(9) Develop policies that support the participation of families and volunteers in meeting the long term care needs of individuals.
(10) Encourage the development of funding for a continuum of care from private resources, including insurance.
(11) Develop a cost of services basis and a program of cost reimbursement for those persons who can pay all or a part of the cost of the services rendered. The division shall use this cost of services basis and program of cost reimbursement in administering IC 12-10-10. The cost of services basis and program of cost reimbursement must include a client cost share formula that:
(A) imposes no charges for an eligible individual whose income does not exceed one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the federal income poverty level; and
(B) does not impose charges for the total cost of services provided to an individual under the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program unless the eligible individual's income exceeds three hundred fifty percent (350%) of the federal income poverty level.
The calculation of income for an eligible individual must include the deduction of the individual's medical expenses and the medical expenses of the individual's spouse and dependent children who reside in the eligible individual's household.
(12) Establish long term goals for the provision of guardianship services for adults.
(13) Coordinate activities and programs with the activities of other boards and state agencies concerning the provision of guardianship services.
(14) Recommend statutory changes affecting the guardianship of indigent adults.
(15) Review a proposed rule concerning the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled program under IC 12-10-10 as required under section 9 of this chapter.
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