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Progress Report: DOAE Should Study the Pros and Cons of Changing Planning and Service Areas, Report No. 98-81, June 1999
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  • Subsequent to our prior report, both the 1998 and 1999 Legislature considered but did not take action to address reconfiguring Florida's planning and service areas for providing services to elders. The 1998 Legislature considered a Senate bill that recommended reducing the number of planning and service areas. The 1999 Legislature considered proviso language directing the Department of Elder Affairs to conduct a study of the current configuration.
  • The Department of Elder Affairs does not plan to address reconfiguring the state's planning and service areas in the immediate future. However, if the department should decide to address this issue in the future, we continue to recommend that it assess and report to the Legislature the potential advantages and disadvantages of changing the planning and service areas.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-87 Reconfiguring the Planning and Service Areas Covered by Florida's Area Agencies on Aging, published in June 1997.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver
Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission (Vocational Rehabilitation)
Adult Services
Home and Community-Based Services Program

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-66 Justification Review: Services to Elders Program, Department of Elder Affairs, published in December 2001.
  • Report No. 01-04 Program Review: High-Risk Elder Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Quickly Served; Data Problems Remain, published inĀ  January 2001.
  • Report No. 99-51 Progress Report: Other Initiatives to Decrease Long-Term Care Costs Should Accompany Medicaid Waiver Expansion, published in May 2000.
  • Report No. 98-83 Progress Report: Elder Affairs Takes Steps to Separate Case Management from Other Services, published in June 1999.
  • Report No. 98-29 Preliminary Report Referrals and Service Provision for Elder Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation, published in December 1998.
  • Report No. 96-87 Reconfiguring the Planning and Service Areas Covered by Florida's Area Agencies on Aging, published in June 1997.
  • Report No. 96-80 The Role of Area Agencies on Aging in Providing Case Management Services to Florida's Elders, published in April 1997.

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