Senator PETER J. BARNES, III
District 18 (Middlesex)
Senators Cunningham and Greenstein
Requires DHS to notify enrollees in Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly of Medicare eligibility.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on June 15, 2015, with amendments.
An Act concerning certain programs for the elderly and disabled and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. A person who applies to participate in the PACE 1[or Pre-PACE]1 program shall notify and provide to the 1[Department of Human Services] PACE program provider1 valid proof of 1[their] the person’s1 date of birth upon enrollment in the PACE 1[or Pre-PACE]1 program.
b. The 1[department] PACE program provider1 shall notify and provide to each enrollee in the PACE 1[or Pre-PACE]1 program, three months prior to the date on which the enrollee will be 65 years of age, contact and eligibility information for the Medicare program and any other information the 1[commissioner] PACE program provider1 shall deem necessary to ensure that enrollees in the PACE 1[and Pre-PACE]1 program have sufficient information to allow them to apply for Medicare coverage.
c. As used in this section, the definitions of section 1 of P.L.1997, c.296 (C.26:2H-88) shall apply.
2. The Commissioner of Human Services shall adopt rules and regulations pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L. 1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), to effectuate the purposes of this act.
3. This act shall take effect immediately.