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File #: 1280-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2021 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $112,840,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund for the Recreation and Parks Department to provide home care and assisted living services to older adults in connection with the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver Program in Central Ohio; and to declare an emergency. ($112,840,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 12802021appropriation
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This legislation will authorize an appropriation of grant funds from the Ohio Department of Aging for the continued operation of the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid program for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
PASSPORT provides home care services as an alternative to nursing home admission for Medicaid eligible clients. Services include case management, adult day care, homemaker, meals, personal care, respite, transportation and emergency response. Approximately 8,700 clients are currently being served by the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) under the PASSPORT program.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:
Emergency action is requested in order to have funding available in the proper accounts for continued operations.


FISCAL IMPACT:
$112,840,000.00 in funds has been made available to the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund.


Title
To authorize an appropriation in the amount of $112,840,000.00 within the Recreation and Parks Grant Fund for the Recreation and Parks Department to provide home care and assisted living services to older adults in connection with the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver Program in Central Ohio; and to declare an emergency. ($112,840,000.00)


Body
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize an appropriation of grant funds from the Ohio Department of Aging for the continued operation of the Pre Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today (PASSPORT) Medicaid Waiver program for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and
WHEREAS, the PASSPORT program provides home care services as an alternative to nursing home admission for Medicaid eligible clients, in addition to assisted living services; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Recreation and Parks Department in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate said funds in order to ...

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