LD 1139: An Act To Ensure MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Home and Community-based Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or autism Are Adjusted in Accordance with Increases in State and Municipal Minimum Wage

LD 1139: An Act To Ensure MaineCare Reimbursement Rates for Home and Community-based Services for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities or autism Are Adjusted in Accordance with Increases in State and Municipal Minimum Wage

SUMMARY: This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to increase its reimbursement rates to providers of home and community-based services to persons with intellectual disabilities or autism by the same amount of increase required under the minimum wage law pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 26, section 664, 31 subsection 1 or by a municipal ordinance. If a municipal ordinance increases other wage requirements in the ordinance, such as a requirement for time-and-a-half in certain circumstances, that amount of increase is also required in the reimbursement rates.

Sponsored by: Rep. Laurel LIBBY of Auburn
Lead Co-Sponsored by: Senator Jackson of Aroostook (D)
Co-Sponsored by: CRAVEN of Lewiston (D) , MADIGAN of Waterville (D) , POIRIER of Skowhegan (R), SYLVESTER of Portland (D), DESCHAMBAULT of York (D), MAXMIN of Lincoln (D)

The Bill was referred to the Committee on: Health and Human Services
Current Status of the Bill: Awaiting a public hearing

Read the Full Bill HERE.

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