2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Restore GF for Respite Care Services

Item 297 #10s

Item 297 #10s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $21,238,946 GF
FY2011 $0 FY2012 $21,238,946 NGF

Page 249, line 7, strike "$7,244,217,237" and insert "$7,286,695,129".
Page 258, line 28, after "WW." insert "1.".
Page 258, line 34, unstrike "January" and strike "July".
Page 258, after line 35, insert:
"2.  The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the 1915 (c) home- and-community based waivers and the Children’s Mental Health demonstration grant to establish annual respite care hours at 720.  The 1915 (c) waivers shall include the Alzheimer’s Assisted Living, Day Support, Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction, Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support, Intellectual Disabilities, Technology Assisted, and HIV/AIDs Waivers. The department shall implement this change effective July
1, 2011, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment restores $21.2 million from the general fund and $21.2 million NGF from federal Medicaid matching funds to restore the number of hours of respite care that can be provided to the caregiver of a waiver recipient from 240 to 720 hours per year. The introduced budget includes a reduction in the hours of respite care that can be provided from 720 to 240 hours beginning July 1, 2011. This amendment provides full funding to restore respite care services to individuals on Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs.)