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H 3789
Session 106 (1985-1986) 

H 3789 General Bill, By R.L. Helmly, M.J. Cooper and J.E. Lockemy
 A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section
 43-21-150 so as to require the Commission on Aging, with the cooperation of
 the Long Term Care Council and the Department of Insurance, to develop and
 implement a program to educate citizens concerning the availability of long
 term care services, the lifetime risk of spending time in a nursing home, and
 the coverage available for long term care services through Medicare, Medicaid,
 and private insurance policies, and the limitations of this coverage, and the
 availability of home equity conversion alternatives; to require the Commission
 on Aging to study the costs and benefits of establishing a statewide
 computer-based volunteer services credit program, and to make a report to the
 General Assembly regarding this study by July 1, 1987; to amend the 1976 Code
 by adding Section 38-3-320 so as to require the Department of Insurance, with
 the cooperation of the Long Term Care Council, to assist insurance companies
 in obtaining data from state agencies to help those companies develop pricing
 structures for long term care insurance policies, review its regulations to
 identify those which discourage marketing of long term care insurance policies
 in this State, and ensure that purchasers of long term care insurance policies
 are adequately informed concerning policy limitation and exclusions; and to
 require the Commission on Consumer Affairs, with the cooperation of the
 Department of Insurance, to study the development of life care communities in
 this State and report its findings to the General Assembly by January 1, 1987.
   04/10/86  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-2303
   04/10/86  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-2304




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