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The Advisory Council for Medical Assistance (MAC) advises the Department for Medicaid Services regarding Medicaid health and medical care.

This series documents the major activities, organizational functions, history and programs of an agency and the events involving the formulation, evolution, and ultimate announcement of agency policy. Official correspondence is typically created by the upper-level administrative staff of an agency (director or above), or the general counsel. It can be in paper or electronic form. Official correspondence is incoming and outgoing correspondence that may consist of: letters, notes, memoranda, directives, policy statements, and other information commonly found in the body of an e-mail message and/or any attachments to the message. Electronic mail messages also contain transactional information (sender, recipient, date, subject, etc.) in the header of the message and in the properties field of the electronic file.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This series documents state agency activities and functions in a photographic format. Such activities may document the administrative functioning of an agency, its programs and operations. Records in this format (if determined to be archival), often replace or supplement more traditional kinds of recordkeeping, and may be critical to an understanding of the administrative history of an agency. When creating records in this format, agency personnel should properly identify the event being photographed and the participants. Series contains: Photographs and accompanying explanatory materials and finding aids.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This series represents the official release of information to the media informing the public of agency events and actions. The events or actions may be of special interest to the general public. Series contains: Agency name; date; phone number; contact person; lead; dateline; page number; description of information released.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This series documents unpublished compilations of information related to agency activities or events. The studies or reports contain important facts and statistics about the organization, policies and operations of an agency. Information from the series can aid in long range planning by the agency. Series may contain: Date of report; administrative unit; authors; title; purpose of study; summary; recommendations; appendices; definitions; table of contents; text; associated publications; bibliography.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This series documents the official record of proceedings of meetings. It provides information about the activities of the entity, the actions it took in regard to the issues brought before it, and the decisions rendered. Minutes of meetings constitute adequate and proper documentation of essential agency transactions and organizational functions, as required in KRS 171.640. Boards, commissions, councils, task forces, etc, which were established by statute or executive order, or those entities which establish or administer policy are examples for which minutes should be created. Series contains: Date of meeting; time of meeting; location of meeting; name of board members or authorized proxies present; identification of those not present; decisions rendered; issues discussed; record of votes. May also include agendas and materials distributed for discussion and approval.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

This series functions as a comprehensive summary of agency activities, services, and results of the past year. Staff report initiatives, objectives, changes in responsibilities, or accomplishments to convey the mission of the agency. Summary reports condense the main points of programs or projects in the agency. The reports are usually published and are for general public distribution. The series provides essential and adequate documentation of agency transactions (KRS 171.640) and, as such, is crucial to an understanding of the administrative history of an organization. Series may contain: Date; statement from chief administrative officer; programs administered; who was served; photographs; staff support; program accomplishments with comparison to previous years; financial information; project statistics; supporting materials.

Kentucky. Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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The Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs was created in 1998. It is authorized to provide medical services to children with special health care needs pursuant to KRS 200.460 to 200.490. Its Hemophilia Program is included in KRS 200.550 and 200.560. These services are provided through contractual or other types of agreement that are necessary to locate, diagnose, treat, habilitate, or rehabilitate children with disabilities and may include auxiliary services such as room and board and travel for patients and parents or parent substitutes.

The Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) was established in 2007 under KRS 194A.030. It oversees the administration of statewide programs and services on behalf of Kentucky's elders and individuals with disabilities. It is charged to serve as the state unit as designated by the Administration on Aging Services under the Older Americans Act and has responsibility for administration of the federal community support services, in-home services, meals, family and caregiver support services, elder rights and legal assistance, senior community services employment program, the state health insurance assistance program, state home and community based services including home care, Alzheimer's respite services and the personal care attendant program, certifications of adult day care and assisted living facilities, the state Council on Alzheimer's Disease and other related disorders, and the Institute on Aging. The department also administers the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers Consumer Directed Option (CDO) Program.

The Department for Behavioral, Health Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities was created in 1998. It provides leadership, in partnership with others, to prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities, and facilitate recovery for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, intellectual disability or other developmental disability, or substance abuse. The department is authorized by KRS 194A.030, and is headed by a Commissioner. The department contains three divisions: Administration and Financial Management, Behavioral Health, and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. The department also operates several inpatient facilities that provide psychiatric, rehabilitative and nursing care services to its clients.

The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) was formed in 1998 within the Cabinet for Families and Children under KRS 194.030. The Cabinet for Families and Children and the Cabinet for Health Services were consolidated in 2004. The department provides family support; childcare; child and adult protection; eligibility determinations for Medicaid and food stamps; and administration of an energy cost assistance program. The department administers the state foster care and adoption systems and recruits and trains parents to care for the state's children who are waiting for a permanent home.

The Hemophilia Advisory Committee was created in 1976 under KRS 200.560. It acts in an advisory capacity to the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs regarding the hemophilia treatment program.

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