IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 21, 2009
Mr. Martinez introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To require that, in the questionnaires used in the taking of any decennial census of population or American Community Survey, standard functional ability questions be included to provide a reliable indicator of need for long-term care.
This Act may be cited as the
Disability Data Modernization
Inclusion of standard functional ability questions in census questionnaires
In conducting the 2010 decennial census and the 2010 American Community Survey and every decennial census and American Community Survey thereafter, the Secretary of Commerce shall include, in any questionnaire distributed or otherwise used, the Katz basic activities of daily living scale and the Lawton-Brody instrumental activities of daily living scale.