House Bill 104
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.
The state is currently funding providers at 75% of the market rate established in a 2014 study that was done by DHSS. This bill would mandate an increase in the rates paid to providers according to the recommendations of the market study, so that by fiscal year 2020 the state would fund providers at 100% of the benchmarked rate. These rate increases are necessary to increase the hourly wages of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), which along with the corresponding costs of program oversight, direct supervision of DSPs, and training, are essential to keep people with I/DD safe and integrated to the maximum extent possible in their local communities.
Takes effect upon being signed into law