2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Van Landingham
Co-Patron(s): Morgan
FAMIS-Exception to Waiting Period

Item 324 #7h

Item 324 #7h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $31,042 FY2004 $46,450 GF
FY2003 $59,012 FY2004 $87,682 NGF

Page 249, line 19, strike "$63,310,011" and insert "$63,400,065".
Page 249, line 19, strike "$66,019,086" and insert "$66,153,218".
Page 249, after line 43, insert:
"C.  As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan to (i) provide an exception to the waiting period for individuals with previous health insurance coverage in cases in which the individual can document that the cost of such health insurance exceeded 10 percent of the family's countable monthly income and (ii) include a provision allowing a child's application to be filed by a parent, legal guardian, or another adult caretaker relative who has exercised responsibility for the daily care and supervision of such child for at least 90 consecutive days."

(This amendment provides an exception to the waiting period for enrollment in FAMIS, Virginia's health insurance program for poor children. This language was adopted in Senate and House amendments to the budget bill during the 2001 Session.)