2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carrico
Increase of Auxiliary Grant Rate

Item 343 #2s

Item 343 #2s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $4,560,000 GF

Page 379, line 33, strike "$40,960,209" and insert "$45,520,209".

Page 380, after line 3, insert:

"c. Effective July 1, 2019, the Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, is authorized to base approved licensed assisted living facility rates for individual facilities on an occupancy rate of 85 percent of licensed capacity, not to exceed a maximum rate of $1,417 per month, which rate is also applied to approved adult foster care homes, unless modified as indicated below. The department may add a 15 percent differential to the maximum amount for licensed assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes in Planning District Eight.

d. The Department of Social Services shall modify its funding requirements for the auxiliary grant to eliminate the local match on the rate increase of $100 per month effective July 1, 2019 per paragraph A.1.c. in this Item ."


(This amendment would raise the auxiliary grant monthly rate for adult foster care, assisted living facilities and supportive housing by $100 per month the second year of the biennium. Funding for the rate increase assumes no local match would be required. The auxiliary grant is funded by state and local funds at a match rate of 80 percent from the state general fund and 20 percent from local funds. This budget amendment was previously recommended by the Joint Commission on Health Care in 2017.)