2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Clement
Mental Retardation Waiver Increase

Item 319 #7h

Item 319 #7h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $4,123,837 GF
FY2001 $0 FY2002 $4,370,163 NGF

Page 307, line 50, strike "$3,069,053,201" and insert "$3,077,547,201".
Page 320, after line 4, insert:
"XX. As a condition of this appropropriation, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall seek additional slots from the federal Health Care Financing Administration to provide home- and community-based services through the mental retardation waiver to cover the number of individuals eligible and in need of services within 180 days as identified by the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and the Department of Medical Assistance Services."

(This amendment provides funds for community-based mental retardation waiver services for 274 mentally retarded persons who are currently on waiting lists for residential and in-home services. The additional individuals served will result in full use of the 5,386 waiver slots currently allocated to Virginia by the federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Language is added to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to seek additional waiver slots from HCFA for the additional individuals on the waiting list who have been identified as needing waiver services within 180 days.)