Alzheimer’s disease, dementias
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS – Adds to existing law to provide legislative intent and to direct the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to convene the Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias alliance and to annually provide a certain report.

RS30247 / S1096

Directing the Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Program, to convene the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Alliance every five years, to update the ADRD Strategic Plan for Idaho, and report to the Legislature and Governor on gaps, needs, and progress.

In August of 2021, the ADRD Steering Committee was convened with the task of providing direction for the establishment of the ADRD Alliance and writing of the Idaho State Alzheimer’s Plan. The ADRD Alliance worked for over a year on a final updated Idaho State Alzheimer’s Plan which is slated to be released during 2023.

Updating the State Plan every five years will assure that our State is continuing to improve awareness, reduce stigma and expand services for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their caregivers.

Effectively implementing an updated State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias will reduce the long-term impact of the disease on state budgets, improve care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and their caregivers.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/13 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/14 Reported Printed; referred to Health & Welfare
03/02 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/03 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/07 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Bernt, Bjerke, Brown(Anthon), Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Dunn(Carlson), Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Harris
Title apvd - to House
03/08 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
Read First Time, Referred to Health & Welfare
03/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/17 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/20 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/21 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 67-0-3
AYES – Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nash, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Alfieri, Green, Rubel
Floor Sponsor - Wheeler
Title apvd - to Senate
03/22 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/23 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/24 Reported delivered to Governor at 8:25 a.m. on 03/24/23
03/28 Signed by Governor on 03/27/23
Session Law Chapter 151
Effective: 07/01/2023