2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Cox
Co-Patron(s): Hogan, Howell, W., Landes, O'Bannon, Sickles
Add 380 MR Waiver Slots

Item 306 #7h

Item 306 #7h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $11,789,444 GF
FY2009 $0 FY2010 $11,789,444 NGF

Page 324, line 2, strike "$5,933,087,351" and insert "$5,956,666,239".
Page 324, line 54, strike "222,714,872" and insert "234,504,316".
Page 324, line 55, strike "222,714,872" and insert "234,504,316".

(This amendment provides $11.8 million from the general fund and $11.8 million in matching federal Medicaid funds to add 380 mental retardation waiver slots to address the community waiting list for the 2008-10 biennium. It restores 200 waiver slots that were scheduled to be available on April 1, 2009 but were cut in the introduced budget, and provides 180 additional slots in the second year. These slots, along with the 400 new slots added beginning July 1, 2008 will decrease the community waiting list by 20 percent during the 2008-10 biennium pursuant to House Bill 1853. A companion amendment in item 316 modifies language in the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to reflect the waiver funding and number of additional slots provided in the second year.)