2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Revise Day Support Waiver to Include Supported Employment (language only)

Item 302 #3c

Item 302 #3c

Health And Human Resources
Department Of Medical Assistance Services

Page 271, after line 53, insert:
"TT.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the Day Support home- and community-based waiver to include supported employment as a service option."

(This amendment adds a service category to the services available to individuals with mental retardation who are enrolled in the Medicaid Day Support waiver. The Day Support Waiver was designed to serve 300 individuals with an original appropriation of $2.9 million from the general fund and $2.9 million from matching federal Medicaid funds, effective July 1, 2005. Currently, more than 200 individuals receive services through the Day Support waiver. Supported employment would be an appropriate addition to the continuum of services to better serve these individuals. The addition of these services would not require additional funding, as the program is not yet at projected capacity.)