2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Add 160 Family and Individual Support Waiver Slots (language only)

Item 306 #10s

Item 306 #10s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 308, line 18, strike "180" and insert "170".

Page 308, line 23, strike "200" and insert "360".

Page 311, strike lines 34 though 41.


(This amendment increases the number of Family and Individual Support (FIS) waiver slots from 200 to 360. The introduced budget proposed to reallocate the slots based on better alignment between the newly redesigned developmental disability waivers with the needs of individuals on the waiting list. As a result the introduced budget: reduced the number of Community Living (CL) waivers from 415 to 180; increased the number of FIS slots from 25 to 200; and created 60 Building Independence slots. Based on this reallocation the original appropriation was not adjusted to reflect the lower costs and language was added providing flexibility to increase the slots based on a determination of available funding. This amendment uses the available funding to create 160 new FIS slots and strikes the language providing flexibility to add new slots. In addition, the language allowing flexibility on new slots is eliminated. This amendment also reduces the number of CL waiver slots by 10 as the funding estimates assumed 100 facility discharge slots rather than the 90 required by the Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.)