Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/357

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PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1237 SEC. 311. RIGHTS RELATING TO IN-HOME SERVICES FOR FRAIL OLDER INDIVIDUALS. Part A of title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3021-3030c) is amended by adding at the end the following: 'SEC. 314. RIGHTS RELATING TO IN-HOME SERVICES FOR FRAIL 42 USC 3030c-l. OLDER INDIVIDUALS. "(a) PROMOTION.—The Commissioner shall require entities that provide in-home services under this title to promote the rights of each older individual who receives such services. Such rights include the following: " (1) The rights "(A) to be fully informed in advance about each inhome service provided by such entity under this title and about any change in such service that may affect the wellbeing of such individual; and "(B) to participate in planning and changing an inhome service provided under this title by such entity unless such individual is judicially adjudged incompetent. "(2) The right to voice a grievance with respect to such service that is or fails to be so provided, without discrimination or reprisal as a result of voicing such grievance. "(3) The right to confidentiality of records relating to such individual.

    • (4) The right to have the property of such individual

treated with respect. "(5) The right to be fully informed (orally and in writing), in advance of receiving an in-home service under this title, of such individual's rights and obligations under this title.". SEC. 312. SUPPORTIVE SERVICES. Section 321(a) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3030d(a)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (3) by inserting "(including information and assistance services)" after "and services"; (2) in paragraph (3) by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: ", including language translation services to assist older individuals with limited-English speaking ability to obtain services under this title"; (3) in paragraph (4)— (A) by striking "or (C)" and inserting "(C)"; and (B) by inserting "; or (D) to receive applications from older individuals for housing under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 170IQ)" before the semicolon at the end; (4) by amending paragraph (6) to read as follows: " (6) services designed to provide to older individuals legal assistance and other counseling services and assistance, including— "(A) tax counseling and assistance, financial counseling, and counseling regarding appropriate health and life insurance coverage; "(B) representation— "(i) of individuals who are wards (or are allegedly incapacitated); and