2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Remove Regulations Regarding Hospice Care (language only)

Item 306 #14s

Item 306 #14s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 343, after line 50, insert:
"VVV.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall not enforce the requirement that hospices provide 21 hours per week of personal care to beneficiaries in waiver programs.  The Director shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees no later than August 1, 2009 of any conflicts with this regulation and federal law or regulation."

(This language amendment directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to not enforce this policy which conflicts with new federal guidelines in the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospices.)