2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Auxiliary Grant by $35 to $979/month

Item 359 #5s

Item 359 #5s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $2,958,480 GF

Page 347, line 11, strike "$24,583,475" and insert "$27,541,955".
Page 347, line 24, strike "$944" and insert "$979".

(This amendment adds $3.0 million from the general fund in the second year to increase the current monthly rate for approved assisted living facilities from $944 to $979 per month. Combined with the increase included in the introduced budget, the maximum rate paid under the Auxiliary Grant program will rise by $85 each month or 9.5 percent. The additional funding will be used to offset new regulations envisioned in Senate Bill 1183 that are designed to improve the quality of care provided in assisted living facilities. Because auxiliary grant recipients automatically qualify for Medicaid, raising the monthly grant amount results in additional persons qualifying for Medicaid enrollment. A companion amendment in Item 326 provides funding for the anticipated Medicaid enrollment increase.)