2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Item 322 #1c

Item 322 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 249, after line 7, insert:
"E.  In order to maximize other revenue sources, the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), in cooperation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS), the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB), the Virginia Network of Private Providers (VNPP), and other stakeholders shall examine the feasibility of utilizing federal Medicaid funds to the maximum extent allowable to finance capital and operational start-up costs for community facilities serving adults and children with mental disabilities.  This project shall include a review of the actions of other states to maximize federal revenue to offset community facility start-up costs.  A report shall be submitted, through the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2002."

(This amendment requires a study of the availability of start-up funds for group homes serving persons with mental disabilities.)