2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Committee Approved)

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Modification to Use of Civil Money Penalty Funds

Item 310 #3s

Item 310 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 ($175,000) NGF

Page 123, line 12, strike "$232,756,469" and insert "$232,581,469".

Page 124, line 1, strike "$1,000,000" and insert "$825,000".

Page 124, strike lines 21 through 22 and insert:

"2.  No funds from the civil money penalty special fund shall be used for administrative costs."


(This amendment reduces $175,000 from nongeneral fund the second year provided for administrative costs to administer Civil Money Penalty fund. Nursing facilities that are sanctioned for violations through surveys and certification to ensure compliance with rules pay penalties that are deposited to a special fund, which pursuant to federal law may be used in emergency situations to relocate residents from a nursing facility or other initiatives to improve the quality of care. The introduced budget increased the appropriation by $700,000 with most of it for quality initiatives for nursing homes. However, $175,000 was provided for administrative costs which is a policy change over the use of the fund. Considering the limited funding available and the importance of having a reserve for addressing emergency situations, this amendment removes the administrative appropriation and clarifies that the fund is not be used to pay administrative costs.)