A searchable online database of caregiving-related legislation is now available on www.caregiver.org. Developed by the National Center on Caregiving at FCA, the database will be updated monthly.
The resource includes a wide range of federal and state legislation related to family caregiving.
Bills can be searched by state or according to the policy strategy used to support family caregivers, such as tax incentives, Medicaid policies, and respite assistance.
More than 100 bills with provisions to help family caregivers were introduced at the federal and state levels in the last three years. Five of the 26 federal bills introduced in the 109th Congress (2005-2006) were enacted into law. Out of the 32 states that introduced 78 caregiving bills between 2004 and 2006, one out of four states (13) enacted 16 billsinto law.
Visit the Federal and State Legislation section of FCA’s website today.
To keep abreast of current federal and state caregiving legislation and innovative programs, FCA’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, Caregiving PolicyDigest, also offers a summary of the complex, rapidly changing environment of caregiving. Subscribe to Caregiving PolicyDigest online. There is no charge to subscribe.
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