2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Allow for Parents/Caregivers of Eligible Minor Children to Receive Medicaid Payments (language only)

Item 304 #19s

Item 304 #19s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services


Page 340, after line 10, insert:

"PPPP.  Subject to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval, the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall allow legally responsible individuals (parents of children under age 18 and spouses) to provide personal care/personal assistance services and to be paid for those services when circumstances prevent an individual from being cared for by a non-parent caregiver. Any legally responsible individual who is a paid aide or attendant for personal care/personal assistance services shall meet all the same requirements as other aides or attendants. The department shall promulgate emergency regulations for the continuation of parents/spouses as personal care/personal assistance providers."


(This amendment adds language to extend the provision of Medicaid reimbursement of parents/spouses of Medicaid eligible minor children to provide personal care/personal assistance services that have been available during the pandemic through a Medicaid Appendix K waiver, if approved by the federal government.)