2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Increase Auxiliary Grant Payments

Item 359 #1c

Item 359 #1c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $2,190,720 GF

Page 286, line 22, strike "$20,098,755" and insert "$22,289,475".
Page 286, line 33, strike "$866" and insert "$894".

(This amendment adds $2.2 million from the general fund in the second year to increase the current monthly rate by 3.2 percent for approved assisted living facilities from $866 to $894 per month. Similar to provider rate increases for nursing homes and personal care services, this increase reflects the rising cost of providing services for individuals receiving an auxiliary grant. Unlike nursing homes, rate increases under the Auxiliary Grant Program are provided only at the discretion of the General Assembly. A companion amendment in Item 326 provides funding for additional assisted living residents who will be eligible for Medicaid as a result of this rate increase.)