Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Director, DE Government Affairs (GAO)
The rate floor bill we’ve worked so hard on, now sits on Governor John Carney’s desk. Many bills passed in the last days of session, at the end of June, each requiring his consideration before he signs them into law or vetoes them. HB200, which sets a “rate floor” or minimum reimbursement rate for Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) level nursing care equal to the Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) fee for service rates, would help ensure home health care clients across the state have access to care. We have sent him information about why this bill is so important to our clients and employees and we await his decision. The bill becomes law and is effective upon his signature.