2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Whipple
Co-Patron(s): Barker, Blevins, Colgan, Herring, McEachin, Miller Y.B., Norment, Northam, Peterson, Puller, Quayle, Reynolds, Ruff, Ticer, Wampler
Add 1,450 MR Waiver Slots

Item 306 #16s

Item 306 #16s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $22,957,850 FY2010 $45,915,700 GF
FY2009 $22,975,850 FY2010 $45,915,700 NGF

Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,521,541,169" and insert "$5,567,474,869".
Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,818,036,403" and insert "$5,909,867,803".

(This amendment provides $23.0 million the first year and $45.9 million the second year from the general fund and an equal amount of federal Medicaid matching funds to increase services provided under the mental retardation (MR) waiver program by 1,450 slots over the biennium. Language is modified in the Department of Medical Assistance Services to reflect the total appropriations available in the biennium for the MR waiver program. The introduced budget provides 75 MR waiver slots in the first year and an additional 75 slots in the second year. The combined total of 1,600 new MR waiver slots would serve roughly 84 percent of the individuals on the urgent care waiting list as of December 2007.)