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ADVOCACY ALERT: CCRC Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Monday, September 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kasia Roelant
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After 4 years of hard work, LeadingAge Michigan is excited to report that Senate Bills 886-889 were reported out of Senate Appropriations this morning unanimously!!

SB’s 886-889 regulate life care contracts between Michigan's Continuing Care Retirement Communities and the residents they serve.

The bills define new concepts such as Continuing Care at Home and codify in law previous areas of ambiguity with resident refunds and disclosure statements. Most importantly these bills eliminate outdated and duplicative rule sets that no longer serve the interests of today’s active retirees.

  • Senate Bill 886 repeals the Living Care Disclosure Act as it supersedes that legislation. It incorporates much of it as far as regulating sale of the services provided by the facilities referenced in the bill and providing protections from fraud.
  • Senate Bills 887 and 888 provide greater flexibility for movement of residents between areas of the community that are subject to different licensure categories, such as from adult foster care to a nursing home.
  • Senate Bill 889 updates the Code of Criminal Procedure Act to reference the new act.

A huge THANK YOU to members who were able to attend the hearing and to members who submitted cards of support. These bills were passed without opposition.

Leading Age Michigan would also like to thank Dave Tiesenga and Phyllis Adams for their tireless efforts in attending workgroups and crafting bill language.

The bill package will now head to the Senate Floor for a vote. Please contact the following legislators to thank them for their support of SB’s 886-889.

Roger Kahn (R), Committee Chair, 32nd District


John Moolenaar (R) Majority Vice Chair, 36th District


Mark C Jansen (R) 28th District


John Pappageorge (R) 13th District


Darwin L Booher (R) 35th District


Bruce Caswell (R) 16th District


Patrick Colbeck (R) 7th District


Mike Green (R) 31st District


John Proos (R) 21st District


Tonya Schuitmaker (R) 20th District


Howard Walker (R) 37th District


Glenn Anderson (D) Minority Vice Chair, 6th District


Vincent Gregory (D) 14th District


Morris W Hood III (D) 3rd District


Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) 8th District


Bert Johnson (D) 2nd District


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