2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Devolites-Davis
Aux. Grant Rate Differential for ALFs Serving Mentally Disabled Persons

Item 359 #5s

Item 359 #5s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $39,936,672 GF

Page 347, line 11, strike "$24,583,475" and insert "$64,520,147".
Page 347, line 24, strike "$944" and insert "$1,250".
Page 347, line 26, after "below.", insert:
"For persons residing in Assisted Living Facilities with mental conditions defined in §62.2-1803.1 (B)(9), pursuant to Senate Bill 1000, the Department of Social Services is authorized to base approved licensed assisted living facility rates for individual facilities on an occupancy rate of 85 percent of licensed capacity, not to exceed a maximum rate of $1,400 per month."

(This amendment adds $39.9 million from the general fund in the second year to increase the current monthly rate by about 33 percent for approved assisted living facilities from $944 to $1,250 per month and by about 50 percent to $1,400 per month for approved assisted living facilities serving individuals with mental disabilities pursuant to Senate Bill 1000. The introduced budget provided a $50 per month rate increase for the Auxiliary Grant program, increasing payments from $894 to $944 per month. 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.)