|SB 6387-S - DIGEST|
|(DIGEST AS ENACTED)|
Authorizes a person, after the secretary of the department of social and health services has determined that the person is eligible for services, to request an assessment for eligibility for medicaid programs and specific services administered by the developmental disabilities administration.
Requires the secretary of the department of social and health services to prioritize services to medicaid eligible clients.
Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Establish and maintain a service request list database for individuals who are found to be eligible and have an assessed and unmet need for programs and services offered under a home and community-based services waiver;
(2) Develop and implement a medicaid program to replace the individual and family services program for medicaid-eligible clients no later than May 1, 2015;
(3) Expand the client caseload on the medicaid program replacing the individual and family services program to the extent possible; and
(4) If additional federal funds through the community first choice option are attained, increase the number served on the medicaid program replacing the individual and family services program by at least four thousand, and increase by at least one thousand clients receiving services on the home and community-based services basic plus waiver.