Intra-Governmental Council on Long-Term Care
The Intra-Governmental Council on Long-Term Care studies the long-term care system in Pennsylvania from a funding, operational and consumer perspective and makes recommendations to the governor on ways to streamline the system and develop a full spectrum of options for consumers and their families.
The council is comprised of three members of the governor’s cabinet, four members of the general assembly and representatives of long-term care service sectors and consumers appointed by the governor.
- To provide a public forum for discussion and debate on long-term care issues;
- To analyze and assess Pennsylvania's current long-term care system, examine options and suggest recommendations for action;
- To develop a framework for a system of long-term care services at the state and local level;
- To seek both short and long range solutions to the problem of how to finance long-term care;
- To expand efforts to educate consumers about long-term care issues and alternatives;
- To examine and make recommendations on the organizational structure of long-term care services at the state and local level; and,
- To make recommendations on regulations, licensure and any other responsibilities relating to personal care homes.