2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Extend FAMIS Coverage to Legal Immigrants

Item 306 #1c

Item 306 #1c

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2013 $127,492 FY2014 $276,618 GF
FY2013 $364,367 FY2014 $790,563 NGF

Page 224, line 40, strike "$147,365,059" and insert "$147,856,918".
Page 224, line 40, strike "$152,860,486" and insert "$153,927,667".
Page 225, after line 48, insert:
"I. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall have the authority to amend the Title XIX State Plan of Medical Assistance Services, the Virginia Plan for Title XXI of the Social Security Act and the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) MOMS waiver to include coverage of pregnant women who are lawfully residing in the United States and who are otherwise eligible for Medicaid services, pursuant to Section 214 of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. The department shall have the authority to promulgate emergency regulations to implement this change effective July 1, 2012."

(This amendment provides funding to extend health care coverage to children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants that are lawfully residing in the United States, pursuant to House Bill 183 / Senate Bill 568 passed during the 2012 Regular Session. Language is added to provide the agency with authority to implement any regulatory changes associated with the legislation effective July 1, 2012.)