2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Blevins
Add 1,000 MR Waiver Slots

Item 306 #8s

Item 306 #8s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $17,310,750 FY2010 $34,833,000 GF
FY2009 $17,310,750 FY2010 $34,833,000 NGF

Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,521,541,169" and insert "$5,556,162,669".
Page 276, line 1, strike "$5,818,036,403" and insert "$5,887,702,403".

(This amendment provides $17.3 million the first year and $34.8 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 1,000 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 additional slots will help to address the urgent care waiting list for the MR waiver which included 1,845 individuals in November 2007. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)