2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
FAMIS Added Weeks of In-home Services

Item 324 #5s

Item 324 #5s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $100,000 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $200,000 NGF

Page 308, line 13, strike "$54,440,764" and insert "$54,740,764".
Page 310, after line 50, insert:
"N. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan and related regulations to include coverage of an additional 26 weeks of intensive in-home services, effective July 1, 2003.  The Office of Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families shall transfer $100,000 in general fund dollars to the Department in order to fund the expanded services."

(This amendment provides additional coverage of intensive in-home services for children with serious emotional disturbances. Currently, if a child continues to need services beyond 26 weeks, the child must be placed in more expensive residential treatment facilities funded through the Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families program. Expanded coverage of intensive in-home services through Medicaid will enable the child to be served at home in a more appropriate, less costly setting.)