2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Medicaid Plan-Support Work for Disabled (language only)

Item 319 #6s

Item 319 #6s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 250, after line 8 insert:
"X.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services, with cooperation from the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, shall study policy and administrative changes to the State Medicaid Plan to support work-related activities for persons with mental disabilities.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee by October 1, 2000, on the study results and recommended changes including any specific federal barriers to reforming Virginia's Medicaid program to provide maximum support for persons with mental disabilities in obtaining and retaining employment."

(This amendment requires DMAS and DMHMRSAS to study Medicaid policies that might be disincentives for work among disabled recipients.)