2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Scott
Personal Assistance Services for Working Disabled (language only)

Item 325 #36h

Item 325 #36h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 257, after line 7, insert:
"HH.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend its home- and community-based waivers, to enable persons who are physically or mentally disabled and in need of personal assistance services or attendant care services provided by personal care services aides and personal attendants to eligible individuals in their homes, to authorize the delivery of such services by aides or attendants, as appropriate under the plan of care, to eligible persons while at their place of work."

(This amendment adds language to assist persons with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs to work by providing personal care or attendant care services at their workplace.)