2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Plan-Support Work for Disabled (language only)

Item 319 #16c

Item 319 #16c

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, the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS), and the DRS Employment Services Organization Advisory Committee, consumers, families, advocates, community services boards, and private for-profit and nonprofit community-based rehabilitation providers, shall study policy and administrative changes to the State Plan for Medical Assistance Services to support work-related activities for persons with mental and other developmental disabilities.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 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 and other developmental disabilities in obtaining and retaining employment."

(This amendment requires DMAS, DMHMRSAS, DRS, a DRS advisory committee, and others to study Medicaid policies that might be disincentives for work among disabled recipients.)