2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Floor Approved)

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Redirect Funds for Developmental Disability Waiver Slots for Provider Rates

Item 313 #5s

Item 313 #5s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($7,093,377) GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($7,093,377) NGF

Page 111, line 27, strike "$17,137,554,276" and insert "$17,123,367,522".


(This amendment redirects $7.1 million the second year from the general fund provided in the 2020 Session for 350 developmental disability (DD) waiver slots in fiscal year 2022 to fund an increase in provider rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional stress on DD waiver providers. The rate increase approved in the 2020 Session was unalloted in April and then eliminated in the Governor's proposed budget for the Special Session. The dual impact of these actions make a provider rate increase necessary to ensure the viability of DD waiver providers. The General Assembly will have the opportunity to reconsider funding for these waiver slots in the 2021 Session. A separate amendment in Central Appropriations directs funding, contingent on additional state general fund revenue above the forecast, for the 350 waiver slots.)