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H.274

Introduced by Committee on Human Services

Date:

Subject:  Adult foster care; adults with disabilities

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to define adult foster care and home care services.   

AN ACT RELATING TO ADULT FOSTER CARE

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  33 V.S.A. § 502 is amended to read:

§ 502.  DEFINITIONS

As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Adult foster care” means provision of 24‑hour home care services for one or two adult persons with a disability in the residence of the person providing the home care services.    

(2)  “Americans with Disabilities Act” means the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and rules and regulations made thereunder, as amended at any time.

(2)(3)  “Commissioner” means the commissioner of disabilities, aging, and independent living.

(3)(4)  “Department” means the department of disabilities, aging, and independent living.

(5)  “Home care services” include room, board, safety services, household services, and any specialized services to meet the unique needs of the individual. 

(4)(6)  “Older Americans Act” means the federal Older Americans Act of 1965 and rules and regulations adopted thereunder, as amended at any time.

(5)(7)  “Older persons” mean individuals who have attained the age of 60 years.

(6)(8)  “Persons with disabilities” mean individual Vermonters who have functional limitations by virtue of physical, psychiatric, cognitive, or psychological conditions.

(7)(9)  “Rehabilitation Act” means the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and rules and regulations adopted thereunder, as amended at any time.

(8)(10)  “Social Security Act” means the federal Social Security Act and rules and regulations adopted thereunder, as amended at any time.

Sec. 2.  18 V.S.A. § 7207 is added to read:

§ 7207.  DEFINITIONS

As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Adult foster care” shall have the same meaning as in section 502 of Title 33. 

(2)  “Home care services” shall have the same meaning as in section 502 of Title 33. 



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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