2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Brain Injury Waiver Services

Item 326 #14h

Item 326 #14h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $4,300,000 GF
FY2005 $0 FY2006 $4,300,000 NGF

Page 301, line 51, strike "$4,730,530,852" and insert "$4,739,130,852".
Page 321, after line 16, insert:
"VVV.  Out of this appropriation, $4,300,000 the second year from the general fund and $4,300,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be provided for 200 slots for a 1915(c) Medicaid waiver for brain injury services.  Contingent upon approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Medical Assistance Services is directed to develop such waiver in coordination with the Department of Rehabilitative Services and affected constituents.  The Department shall have the authority to enact emergency regulations under § 2.2-4011 of the Administrative Process Act to effect this provision."

(This amendment provides $4.3 million from the general fund and $4.3 million in matching federal Medicaid dollars in the second year to create a new Medicaid brain injury waiver program for 200 individuals with brain injuries who can be served in community settings rather than more costly institutional settings. It is estimated that 90 individuals with brain injuries currently reside in state mental facilities and 6,650 persons with brain injuries currently reside in nursing facilities.)