§ 40-8.9-1. Findings.
(a) The number of Rhode Islanders in need of long-term care services continues to rise substantially, and the quality of life of these Rhode Islanders is determined by the capacity of the long-term care system to provide access to the full array of services and supports required to meet their health care needs and maintain their independence.
(b) It is in the interest of all Rhode Islanders to endorse and fund statewide efforts to build a fiscally sound, dynamic long-term care system that supports: consumer independence and choice; the delivery of high quality, coordinated services; the financial integrity of all participants-purchasers, payers, providers and consumers; and the responsible and efficient allocation of all available public and private resources.
(c) It is in the interest of all Rhode Islanders to assure that rates paid for community-based long-term care services are adequate to assure high quality as well as supportive of workforce recruitment and retention.
(d) It is in the interest of all Rhode Islanders to improve consumer's access information regarding community-based alternatives to institutional settings of care.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 263, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 286, § 1.)