2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ebbin
Respite Hours Increase

Item 304 #33s

Item 304 #33s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $5,909,095 GF
FY2023 $0 FY2024 $8,604,590 NGF

Page 355, line 40, strike "$22,919,178,986" and insert "$22,933,692,671".

Page 384, after line 31, insert:

"YYYY. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend the 1915 (c) home- and-community based waivers to increase the annual respite care hours from 480 to 720. The department shall implement this change effective July 1, 2013, and prior to the completion of any regulatory process undertaken in order to effect such change."


(This amendment, effective July 1, 2023, directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to increase the number of respite hours available to consumers of Medicaid home and community-based waiver services from 480 to 720. Respite hours were decreased from 720 to 480 during the Great Recession in 2011.)