1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Reimbursement of Lic. Clinical SW & Counselors (language only)

Item 322 #7h

Item 322 #7h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 224, following line 57, insert:
"6.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall promulgate regulations, to be effective July 1, 1997, to amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance to implement reimbursement of licensed psychologists, clinical social workers and counselors pursuant to §32.1-325, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment adds language that would require the start of Medicaid reimbursement for licensed social workers and counselors by July 1, 1997. Without this language, the regulatory process could delay the start until late 1997 or early 1998.)