Title 40
Human Services

Chapter 8.9
Medical Assistance — Long-Term Care Service and Finance Reform

R.I. Gen. Laws § 40-8.9-2

§ 40-8.9-2. System reform and rebalancing goal.

On or before July 1, 2007, the department of human services shall begin to implement a model system for integrated long-term care, that expands the capacity of the long-term-care system as a whole to support consumer choice and independence; enables consumers to access coordinated services; ensures quality outcomes through certification standards, performance measures, and incentives and rewards that promote service excellence and generates the information consumers need to make reasoned choices about their health care; and improves the system’s overall stability by reinvesting the benefits that accrue from the more efficient utilization of services to enhance the capacity of each of its component parts. Attaining systemwide reform of the magnitude set forth herein will require rebalancing the system by making significant changes in the organization, financing, and delivery of services that must be implemented incrementally.

History of Section.
P.L. 2006, ch. 263, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 286, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 223, § 1.