2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Authority to Comply with Federal Medicaid Law Changes (language only)

Item 302 #8h

Item 302 #8h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 271, after line 53, insert:
"TT.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to amend the State Plan of Medical Assistance Services to implement modifications to the Medicaid program to comply with the mandated provisions of the federal Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005.  This authorization shall apply only to those provisions the states are required to implement within 280 days of enactment of this Appropriation Act.  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 the Department with the authority to make changes to the Medicaid State Plan to ensure compliance with federal requirements included in the Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005.)