2005 Session

Budget Bill - SB700 (Introduced)

Department of Rehabilitative Services

Item 350

Item 350

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Continuing Income Assistance Services (46100)$35,499,135$35,511,635
Social Security Disability Determination (46102)FY2005 $35,499,135FY2006 $35,511,635
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $725,000FY2006 $731,250
Federal TrustFY2005 $34,774,135FY2006 $34,780,385

Authority: Title 51.5, Chapter 3, Code of Virginia; Titles II and XVI, P.L. 74-271, Federal Code.

The Department of Rehabilitative Services, in cooperation with the Department of Social Services and local social services agencies, shall develop an expedited process for transitioning disabled persons in hospitals hospitalized persons to rehabilitation facilities when the patient may meet the criteria established by the Social Security Administration and Medicaid for disability. As part of this expedited process, the Department of Rehabilitative Services shall make Medicaid disability determinations within seven business days of the receipt of social service referrals, from local departments of social services when the referrals include sufficient evidence that appropriately documents SSA's definition of disability.  If the referrals do not contain sufficient documentation of disability, the Department of Rehabilitative Services shall continue to expedite processing of these priority referrals under Medicaid regulations.