2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

No Cuts in Services or Quality (language only)

Item 313.1 #1s

Item 313.1 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 322, line 10, after "act.", insert "No appropriations reductions distributed from this item shall result in a decrease in the amount or quality of services, or in the elimination of service expansions authorized in Item 319, paragraphs HH and JJ."

(This amendment prohibits "management savings" in the introduced budget to be applied in ways that would adversely affect agency services. Also, Medicaid coverage of substance abuse treatment and expanded eligibility for the elderly and disabled, approved by the 2000 General Assembly, would not be eliminated as proposed in the introduced budget.)