2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Expedited Disability Determination Process (language only)

Item 350 #1s

Item 350 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of

Page 277, after line 49, insert:
"The Department of Rehabilitative Services, in cooperation with the Department of Social Services and local social services agencies, shall develop an expedited process for transitioning disabled persons in hospitals to rehabilitation facilities.  As part of this expedited process, the Department of Rehabilitative Services shall make Medicaid disability determinations within seven business days of the receipt of referrals from local departments of social services.”

(This amendment requires an expedited determination of Medicaid eligibility for disabled persons in hospitals waiting for placement in rehabilitation facilities.)