2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Auxiliary Grant Portability Program (language only)

Item 282 #1s

Item 282 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 250, after line 7, insert:
"C.  Pursuant to federal regulation 20 C.F.R §416.2001 and §63.2-800 of the Code of Virginia, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the State Board of Social Services shall develop and implement no later than November 1, 2008 a program to allow for the portability of  Auxiliary  Grants  (AG) 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 individualized program of services and housing supports shall be developed as described in Report Document 30 (2008) - "Auxiliary Grant Portability: A Report on the Feasibility of Restructuring Auxiliary Grants for Certain CSB Case Management Consumers."  Eligibility criteria shall include Assisted Living Facility (ALF) residents displaced from AG-funded beds that close and may also include those for whom the services and housing supports would lead to reductions in higher-cost institutional care, and (i) whose needs are not being met by their current living arrangement, or (ii) who are living in localities without ALFs, or (iii) who are ready for discharge from a state hospital and are without access to an ALF placement. Applications for consumers not currently receiving auxiliary grants shall identify reductions in higher-cost institutional care that offset the cost of the portable auxiliary grant. The Secretary shall provide a report on the progress and outcomes of the program, including such cost offsets, to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Joint Commission on Health Care, by October 1, 2009."

(This amendment requires the implementation of a program to allow for the portability of auxiliary grants no later than November 1, 2008.)