Legislative Update

Long-Term Care & Medicaid

Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 872 - Orrock - Hospitals and nursing homes; frequency of inspections. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)01/23/18
notes: Clarifies, in provisions governing frequency of hospital and nursing home inspections, that a second inspection of a hospital or nursing home that has previously been inspected may be performed before all other hospitals and nursing homes in the Commonwealth have been inspected in cases in which the subsequent inspection is necessary to comply with federal regulations governing inspection and certification of hospitals and nursing homes.
HB 916 - Landes - Long-Term Employment Support and Extended Employment Services; assisting persons with disabilities. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)03/09/18
notes: Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to administer Long-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services to assist individuals with disabilities with maintaining employment.
HB 1130 - Rasoul - Assisted living facilities, etc.; licensure of facilities operated by agencies of the Commonwealth. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0274)03/09/18
notes: Provides for licensure of assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare agencies operated by the agencies of the Commonwealth.
HJ 81 - Delaney - Fall Prevention Awareness Week; designating as third full week of September 2018. (H) Committee on Rules

(S) Committee on Rules
(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ81ER)03/05/18
notes: Designates the third full week of September, in 2018 and in each succeeding year, as Fall Prevention Awareness Week in Virginia.
HJ 123 - Hope - Assisted living facilities; study an onsite temporary emergency electrical power sources. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/13/18
notes: Directs the Joint Commission on Health Care to study (i) the feasibility of requiring an onsite temporary emergency electrical power source for licensed assisted living facilities and (ii) the services that assisted living facilities should be required to provide or continue to provide during an emergency.
SB 282 - Barker - Medical assistance; eligibility for state plan. (S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Incorporated by Education and Health (SB572-Hanger) (15-Y 0-N)01/25/18
notes: Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance provision for the payment of medical assistance on behalf of individuals described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) who are under 65 years of age and not otherwise eligible for medical assistance and whose household income does not exceed 133 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of that size. The bill provides that such provision shall expire on December 31 of any year in which the federal medical assistance percentage for such individuals falls below the percentages set forth in 42 C.F.R. 433.10(c)(6). This bill also repeals provisions of the Code of Virginia establishing the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.
SB 560 - Hanger - Long-Term Employment Support and Extended Employment Services; assisting persons with disabilities. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)03/19/18
notes: Requires the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to administer Long-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services to assist individuals with disabilities with maintaining employment.
SB 572 - Hanger - Medical assistance services; State Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in state plan. (S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N)01/25/18
notes: Directs the State Board of Medical Assistance Services to include in the state plan for medical assistance services pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act a provision for the payment of medical assistance on behalf of individuals described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) and directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to prepare and submit an application for a waiver to allow the Commonwealth to (i) institute a work requirement for all able-bodied adult recipients of medical assistance services, (ii) provide for periodic verification of household income of an individual subject to the work requirement and for redetermination of the individual's eligibility for medical assistance eservices, and (iii) impose certain requirements related to cost sharing for recipients of medical assistance services, including requirements for premiums, copayments, and coinsurance. Provisions of the bill providing for the payment of medical assistance on behalf of individuals described in 42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII) shall expire on July 1, 2020, unless the waiver has been approved and implemented.
SB 893 - Wexton - Medical assistance; determination of income, personal needs. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Left in Appropriations03/06/18
notes: Provides that, when determining the income of a recipient of medical assistance services who is receiving long-term care in a medical institution or intermediate care facility, the Department shall disregard a personal needs allowance in an amount that is at least $100 and that the amount of the personal needs allowance shall be adjusted annually to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index, all urban consumers (CPI-U).
SB 943 - McPike - Medical assistance services; renewal information. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0382)03/19/18
notes: Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide a quarterly report to each managed care organization that is contracted with the State Department of Health to provide services through the Medicaid managed care program that specifies the medical assistance application renewal date for each recipient of medical assistance services who has been attributed to the managed care organization. The bill provides certain disclosure protections for such provided information.
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