2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Fund Reserve Medicaid Waiver Slots for Kids Transitioning from Foster Care

Item 303 #18s

Item 303 #18s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $375,000 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $375,000 NGF

Page 315, line 7, strike "$14,974,837,166" and insert "$14,975,587,166".

Page 318, after line 30, insert:

"g. In addition to the new slots added in 4.a. and b., the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) shall amend the FIS waiver to add 10 new slots effective July 1, 2019. These slots shall be held as reserve capacity by the Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services (DBHDS) to address foster care youth who are exiting foster care and are in need of waiver services within one year.  An amount estimated at $375,000 from the general fund and $375,000 from nongeneral funds the second year is provided to cover the anticipated costs of the reserve slots. DMAS shall seek federal approval for necessary changes to the FIS waiver to add the additional slots. Beginning July 1, 2019, DBHDS shall provide a quarterly report on the use of the reserve slots provided in this paragraph."


(This amendment provides $375,000 from the general fund and a like amount of federal Medicaid matching funds for 10 Medicaid developmental disability slots that will be held in reserve for foster care children with developmental disabilities who exit foster care and require waiver services within one year.)