2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Increase Auxiliary Grant Rate

Item 344 #4h

Item 344 #4h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $26,729,222 GF

Page 430, line 25, strike "$48,227,762" and insert "$74,956,984".

Page 430, after line 41, insert:

"2. Effective July 1, 2023, the 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 $2,500 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."

Page 430, line 42, strike "2" and insert "3".

Page 430, line 45, strike "3" and insert "4".


(This amendment adds $26.7 million from the general fund the second year to increase the Auxiliary Grant Rate for assisted living facilities from $1,609 per month to $2,500 per month. The state provides 80 percent of the funding for this program while the localities provide 20 percent. The local share would be $6.7 million per year. This is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)