2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Implementation of Dental Services Reduction (language only)

Item 297 #21s

Item 297 #21s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 265, after line 14, insert:
"4.  The Director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall work with the Dental Advisory Committee to identify the most appropriate services which would comply with any reductions in funding for the Smiles for Children program included in the current paragraph."

(This language amendment requires the Director of DMAS to work with Medicaid's dental profession to ensure that children continue to receive basic dental care services while reducing other services in order to meet any reduction in funding for dental services. The proposed budget includes a 4 percent reduction for dental services beginning July 1, 2011.)