2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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Report on Auxiliary Grant Portability (language only)

Item 278 #3h

Item 278 #3h

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 286, after line 15, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall report on the feasibility of restructuring Auxiliary Grants to pay for housing of consumers who receive case management services from a community services board or behavioral health authority and who are found eligible for or are currently receiving auxiliary grants.  The feasibility report shall include an assessment of how an Auxiliary Grant could be used to meet the needs of consumers who would benefit from choosing alternative living arrangements that promote more focused recovery and independence, an estimate of the number of consumers that could be eligible for an Auxiliary Grant under a restructured program, and an estimate of the potential cost of the restructured program.  In developing the feasibility report, the Secretary shall consult with representatives of the assisted living industry, mental health organizations, community services boards, behavioral health authorities, and consumers.  The feasibility report shall be provided to the Governor, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Joint Commission on Health Care, by December 1, 2007."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to report on the feasibility of restructuring the Auxiliary Grant program to make it a portable benefit for disabled consumers who choose housing arrangements other than assisted living facilities.)