1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Gartlan
Co-Patron(s): Barry, Walker, Woods
Adult Homes-Increase Rate to $950/mo.

Item 403 #3s

Item 403 #3s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $28,014,000 GF

Page 308, line 11, strike "$17,481,024" and insert "$45,495,024".
Page 308, after line 49, insert:
  "4.  The Board of Social Services shall promulgate regulations within 280 days adopting spousal impoverishment provisions for the auxiliary grant program modeled on Medicaid guidelines for spousal impoverishment."

(This amendment provides funding to increase the maximum rate for licensed adult care residences from $747 to $950 per month ($1092.50/month for Northern Virginia). This amendment would fund the estimated total fiscal impact of this auxiliary grant increase on local government, rather than the current approach that requires local governments to pay 20 percent of the cost of the auxiliary grant program. There is also a fiscal impact and companion amendment of $8.9 million GF and $8.8 million NGF on the Virginia Medicaid program, because auxiliary grant recipients are also eligible for Medicaid, and in some cases the Medicaid intensive assisted living supplement. The language amendment would provide spousal impoverishment protections in the auxiliary grant program, which are not currently offered in the program.)