1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Developmentally Disabled Waiver (language only)

Item 335 #32h

Item 335 #32h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 40, insert:
"Z.1. The Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall convene a workgroup composed of representatives from the Department of Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, the Community Services Boards, the Department of Social Services, the Centers for Independent Living, the Disability Services Boards, consumers, families, advocates and public and private providers to develop an Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver which offers flexible individual and family-driven control of services to meet their individualized needs.
2.  The waiver proposal shall include a full array of appropriate services to meet the varied needs of persons with developmental disabilities.
  In addition, the waiver proposal shall contain eligibility criteria for persons with developmental disabilities to be served, number of persons projected to be served, annual cost projects, types of services and supports offered, and service benefit limits.
3. On or before January 1, 2000, the Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall prepare and submit a  request for a waiver to the Health Care Financing Administration, pursuant to federal law and regulation under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended, to provide services to developmentally disabled individuals eligible for medical assistance."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)