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Hart-Supported Living Council

Authority: KRS 210.770
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: The chairman of the Hart-Supported Living Council shall be elected from among the members. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
Description: (1) The cabinet, in cooperation with the Hart-Supported Living Council, shall establish standards for the administration of the Hart-Supported Living Program. The purpose of these standards is to ensure that a person with a disability receives supported living services in a manner that empowers the person to exercise choice and enhances the quality of that person's life. These standards shall promote the following: (a) Choice over how, when, and by whom supports are provided and over where and with whom a person with a disability lives; (b) Responsibility of the person with a disability and his or her representative for managing grants and the provision of supports under the grant; (c) Freedom to live a meaningful life and to participate in activities in the community with members of the general citizenry; (d) Enhancement of health and safety; (e) Flexibility of services that change as the person's needs change without the individual having to move elsewhere for services; (f) Use of generic options and natural supports; (g) Well-planned and proactive opportunities to determine the kinds and amounts of support desired, with the meaningful participation of the individual, the individual's family or guardian where appropriate, friends, and professionals; and (h) Home ownership or leasing with the home belonging to the person with a disability, that person's family, or to a landlord to whom rent is paid. (2) The individual supported living plan shall be developed by the person with a disability and that person's family or guardian where appropriate, and, as appropriate, the proposed or current provider. (3) The cabinet, in concert with the Hart-Supported Living Council, shall promulgate administrative regulations under KRS Chapter 13A, if necessary, to establish the methods of awarding Hart-Supported Living Program grants for individual supported living plans and monitoring the quality of service delivery, and to provide for administrative appeal of decisions. Administrative hearings conducted on appeals shall be conducted in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B.
Composition: (a) The Hart-Supported Living Council shall be composed of eleven (11) members. The secretary and the executive director of the Kentucky Housing Corporation or their designees shall be ex officio members. (b) Nine (9) of the members shall be volunteers and shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of nominees in the following manner: 1. Three (3) of the appointed members shall represent family members of persons with a disability; 2. Two (2) of the appointed members shall be persons with a disability; 3. One (1) of the appointed members shall represent professionals and providers of services to persons with a disability; 4. One (1) of the appointed members shall represent advocates for persons with a disability; and 5. Two (2) of the appointed members shall represent the community at large.
Meeting Schedule: The Hart-Supported Living Council shall meet as often as necessary but no less frequently than every other month.
Number of Members: 11
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
Address:
          275 E. Main St., 3E-E
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dail/HartSupportedLiving.htm
Phone: 502-564-6930

Members

NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Brewer, Randall E.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing persons with a disabilityClark
Jones, Jason P.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing Members At-LargeFayette
Allgood, David H.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing persons with a disabilityJefferson
Isaacs, Jean Ann4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing a family member of a person with a disabilityFayette
Sharon, Debra S.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing a family member of a person with a disabilityFayette
Rodgers, Angela R.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing advocates for persons with disabilitiesCasey
Mulder, Shambra L.4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing professionals and providersFayette
Vassil, Laureen Mary4/18/20177/14/2019Member; Representing a family member of a person with a disabilityFayette
Beard, Stella 2/5/20187/14/2018Member; Representing members at-largeCasey

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