Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Coalition Successfully Advocates for Legislation Implementing Caregiver Assessment Pilot

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On May 30, the Governor of Nevada singed AB100 into state law. This accomplishment was led by advocacy efforts of the Nevada Lifespan Respite Care Coalition. The bill requires the NV Department of Health and Human Services to: (1) develop evidence-based and culturally sensitive assessments to be administered to family caregivers for persons with disabilities or health conditions; and (2) implement a pilot program to administer those assessments to family caregivers. Assessments must measure capabilities, needs and quality of life of family caregivers. The Department will also be required to annually report on the results of the pilot program. Read the bill.