2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Restore Overtime for Medicaid Personal Care Attendants

Item 482.20 #21h

Item 482.20 #21h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $9,609,223 FY2022 $0 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($754,015,992)" and insert "($744,406,769)".

Page 215, line 13, strike the second "($9,609,223)" and insert "$0".


(This amendment restores $9.6 million the first year from the general fund to pay overtime compensation to personal care attendants who are providing care under the consumer-directed service option in Medicaid waivers. The amendment allows Medicaid to pay time and a half for up to 16 hours for a single attendant who works more than 40 hours per week. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget. Matching federal funds are available to augment the state general funds in fiscal year 2021.)