2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Medicaid Coverage for Substance Abuse

Item 325 #9s

Item 325 #9s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,264,063 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $1,291,150 NGF

Page 310, line 52, strike "$3,463,427,364" and insert "$3,465,982,577".
Page 319, unstrike lines 3 through 9.

(This amendment restores Medicaid coverage of substance abuse services for children and adults slated to begin on April 1, 2004. An estimated 16,000 individuals will eventually receive services under this provision. This funding along with a companion amendment in Item 334 meets the state's current maintenance of effort (MOE) requirement for the federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant. The Governor's introduced budget created a $2.0 million deficit in the state's MOE in FY 2003, which will likely result in a dollar for dollar reduction in Virginia's SAPT block grant allocation in FY 2004. Restoration of these funds for substance abuse services will minimize the affect of the federal reduction in FY 2004 and restore the full SAPT allocation in FY 2005.)