Appointees to the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council have been announced. Under Executive Director Charles Quinnan, this 35-member group is charged with making recommendations on regulations, licensure, financing, or any other responsibilities of the departments and agencies that relate to the commonwealth’s long-term services and supports system.
Passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Long-Term Care Council Act, Act 64 of 2015 replaced the Intergovernmental Council on Long-Term Care in order to reflect the broader long-term care continuum that exists today. The council is intended to focus on several key areas of concentration, including regulatory review and access to quality care; community access and public education; long-term care service models and delivery; workforce; housing; and behavioral health issues of seniors over the age of 60.
The appointments were announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf. The Long-Term Care Council’s first meeting was on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA.
This was reported by PR Newswire on November 29, 2016.