1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Study of Medicaid MR Waiver (language only)

Item 341 #10h

Item 341 #10h

Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of

Page 221, after line 52, insert:
"D. The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Medical Assistance Services, in cooperation with community mental retardation service providers, shall study the current Medicaid waiver for mental retardation services and possible changes that will lead to maximum service efficiencies and greater cost containment.  Emphasis shall be placed on developing waiver services that focus on individualized supports that would complement and maximize personal resources and natural supports while assuring that the least intrusive or restrictive services are provided to eligible individuals. A report shall be provided to the Governor and the Co-Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 1998."

(This amendment is a recommendation of the House Joint Resolution 240 (1996) Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate the Future Delivery of Publicly Funded Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.)