2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Petersen
Restore Funding for Respite Care Services

Item 301 #9s

Item 301 #9s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of FY2015 $45,405,967 FY2016 $52,921,102 GF
FY2015 $45,405,967 FY2016 $52,921,102 NGF

Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,495,724,272" and insert "$8,586,536,206".
Page 245, line 42, strike "$8,761,183,102" and insert "$8,867,025,306".
Page 264, after line 26, insert:
"FFFF.  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 increase the annual respite care hours from 480 to 720.  The 1915 (c) waivers shall include the Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction, Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support, and Intellectual Disabilities waivers. The department shall implement this change effective July 1, 2014, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."

(This amendment provides funding to restore the number of hours that can provided annually under the Commonwealth's home- and community-based Medicaid waiver programs from 480 to 720 hours per year. The number of respite care hours that could be provided under the waiver programs was reduced during the 2010 Session.)