2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Establish Medicaid Day Support Waiver Program

Item 326 #49s

Item 326 #49s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $5,837,400 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $5,837,400 NGF

Page 250, line 37, strike "$4,428,632,619" and insert "$4,440,307,419".
Page 264, after line 47, insert:
"BBB.  Out of this appropriation, $5,837,400 from the general fund and $5,837,400 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be provided for 600 slots for a 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver for
day support services.
Contingent upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is directed to develop such Waiver in coordination with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Services, and affected constituents."

(This amendment provides $5.8 million from the general fund in the second year and matching federal Medicaid dollars to create a new Day Support Waiver program for 600 individuals with mental retardation who are living at home and are on the waiting list for mental retardation waiver services. Day support services include a variety of training, assistance, support, and specialized supervision for the acquisition, retention, or improvement of self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills. These services are typically offered in a nonresidential setting that facilitates peer interaction and community and social integration. As of January 2004, it was estimated that more than 2,000 individuals were waiting for a mental retardation waiver slot. This initiative, in addition to the expansion of the MR waiver program by 880 slots, will provide services for almost 1,500 individuals with mental retardation.)