2015 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Change Definition for Alzhemier's Waiver (language only)

Item 301 #18s

Item 301 #18s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services

Page 281, after line 10, insert:
"OOOO.  Notwithstanding 12VAC30-120-1600 et seq., a resident of a "safe, secure environment" as defined in 22VAC40-72-10 shall be deemed to have met the requirements of 12VAC30-120-1610 B for the purposes of the Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver."

(This amendment modifies the definition of eligibility criteria for the Medicaid Alzheimer's Assisted Living waiver to more broadly define eligible individuals that may be served by the waiver program. Currently, eligibility criteria for the waiver set forth in the Virginia Administrative Code defines those eligible as individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or a related dementia, however, it does not recognize the similar needs of individuals with other types of dementia. This change would allow the waiver to include individuals with a serious cognitive impairment due to a primary psychiatric diagnosis of dementia, as defined in the Virginia Administrative Code within the Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities.)