2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Trumbo
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 shall make the necessary policy and administrative changes to the State Medicaid Plan to support work-related activities for persons with mental disabilities.  All required changes should be completed for implementation by July 1, 2000.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee by July 1, 2000, on the status of these 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 to review and modify Medicaid policies that might be disincentives for work among disabled recipients.)