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  191.116.  Alzheimer's state plan task force established — members, appointment, duties — report — expiration date. — 1.  There is hereby established in the department of health and senior services the "Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force".  The task force shall consist of twenty-one members, as follows:

  (1)  The lieutenant governor, or his or her designee, who shall serve as chair of the task force;

  (2)  The directors of the departments of health and senior services, social services, and mental health, or their designees;

  (3)  One member of the house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

  (4)  One member of the senate to be appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate;

  (5)  One member who has early-stage Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia;

  (6)  One member who is a family caregiver of a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia;

  (7)  One member who is a licensed physician with experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of Alzheimer's disease;

  (8)  One member from the office of state ombudsman for long-term care facility residents;

  (9)  One member representing residential long-term care;

  (10)  One member representing the home care profession;

  (11)  One member representing the adult day services profession;

  (12)  One member representing the area agencies on aging;

  (13)  One member with expertise in minority health;

  (14)  One member representing the law enforcement community;

  (15)  One member from the department of higher education and workforce development with knowledge of workforce training;

  (16)  Two members representing voluntary health organizations in Alzheimer's disease care, support, and research;

  (17)  One member representing licensed skilled nursing facilities; and

  (18)  One member representing Missouri veterans' homes.

  2.  The members of the task force, other than the lieutenant governor, members from the general assembly, and department and division directors, shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  Members shall serve on the task force without compensation.

  3.  The task force shall assess all state programs that address Alzheimer's disease and update and maintain an integrated state plan to overcome the challenges caused by Alzheimer's disease.  The state plan shall include implementation steps and recommendations for priority actions based on this assessment.  The task force's actions shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

  (1)  Assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease on residents of the state of Missouri;

  (2)  Examine the existing services and resources addressing the needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers;

  (3)  Develop recommendations to respond to the escalating public health crisis regarding Alzheimer's disease;

  (4)  Ensure the inclusion of ethnic and racial populations that have a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease or are least likely to receive care in clinical, research, and service efforts, with the purpose of decreasing health disparities in Alzheimer's disease treatment;

  (5)  Identify opportunities for the state of Missouri to coordinate with federal government entities to integrate and inform the fight against Alzheimer's disease;

  (6)  Provide information and coordination of Alzheimer's disease research and services across all state agencies;

  (7)  Examine dementia-specific training requirements across health care, adult protective services workers, law enforcement, and all other areas in which staff are involved with the delivery of care to those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; and

  (8)  Develop strategies to increase the diagnostic rate of Alzheimer's disease in Missouri.

  4.  The task force shall deliver a report of recommendations to the governor and members of the general assembly no later than June 1, 2022.

  5.  The task force shall continue to meet at the request of the chair and at a minimum of one time annually for the purpose of evaluating the implementation and impact of the task force recommendations and shall provide annual supplemental report updates on the findings to the governor and the general assembly.

  6.  The provisions of this section shall expire on December 31, 2026.

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(L. 2021 H.B. 432)

Expires 12-31-26


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