1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Shared Personal Care Hours in HCBS Waiver (language only)

Item 335 #16h

Item 335 #16h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Home and Community Based Waiver for the Elderly and Disabled to permit the sharing of personal care service hours required by recipients who reside in the same home.  Community-based care shall be considered cost-effective where either (i) the individual cost of community-based care, using the pro-rata portion of any shared services, is less than the individual cost of institutional care, or (ii) the aggregate cost of community-based care for all recipients in the same home is less than the aggregate cost of institutional care for those recipients."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)