House Bill No. 5227
Public Act No. 14-73
AN ACT CONCERNING LIVABLE COMMUNITIES AND ELDERLY NUTRITION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. Section 17b-420a of the 2014 supplement to the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (f) as follows (Effective July 1, 2014):
(NEW) (f) Not later than January 1, 2015, the Commission on Aging, as part of the livable community initiative established pursuant to this section, shall recognize communities that have implemented livable community initiatives allowing individuals to age in place and to remain in the home setting of their choice. Such initiatives shall include, but not be limited to: (1) Affordable and accessible housing, (2) community and social services, (3) planning and zoning regulations, (4) walkability, and (5) transportation-related infrastructure.
Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2014) The Department on Aging and the Department of Social Services shall hold quarterly meetings with nutrition service stakeholders to (1) develop recommendations to address complexities in the administrative processes of nutrition services, (2) establish quality control benchmarks, and (3) help move toward greater quality, efficiency and transparency in the elderly nutrition program. Stakeholders shall include, but not be limited to, area agencies on aging, access agencies, the Commission on Aging, nutrition providers, representatives of food security programs and contractors, nutrition host site representatives and consumers.
Approved June 3, 2014