2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Delay Changes in Medicaid Children's Residential Treatment Services (language only)

Item 306 #39s

Item 306 #39s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 294, line 35, after "Act.", insert:

"The effective date of any regulations promulgated to implement these programmatic changes shall be no earlier than July 1, 2017. However, programmatic changes that are deemed essential to compliance with federal laws or regulations regarding physician and mental health licensed clinician engagement when determining a child's level of need for services, the explanation of community and institutional service options with provider choice for informed decision making, and for providing appeal rights, may be implemented prior to July 1, 2017.


(This amendment adds language delaying the effective date for regulations for Medicaid residential treatment facility services for children with serious emotional disturbances excepting those required to comply with federal laws or regulations.)