2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Formula for Administrative Allocations to Local DSS (language only)

Item 343 #7h

Item 343 #7h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 299, after line 10, insert:

"G. The Department of Social Services shall develop an objective and data-driven formula for the allocation of state administrative funding to local departments of social services that reflects workload, ability to pay and other factors that affect performance of core responsibilities  The Department shall report on such changes to the Governor and the  Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2016."


(This amendment adds language requiring the Department of Social Services (DSS) to develop an administrative funding formula for local DSS that better reflects workload and local needs to ensure better performance of core responsibilities. This is a recommendation of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission report on "Eligibility Determination in Virginia's Medicaid Program.")