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H0740.....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS HEALTH AND WELFARE DEPARTMENT - Amends the legislative intent language relating to the fiscal year 2002 appropriation to the Department of Health and Welfare to delete reference to special rates for private intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded. 03/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 62-0-8 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Clark, Collins, Crow, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, Martinez, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Smith(33), Smith(23), Smylie, Stevenson, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Aikele, Cuddy, Deal, Higgins, Kellogg, Mortensen, Sellman, Stone Floor Sponsor - Sali Title apvd - to Senate 03/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 03/15 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Hill, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Little, Lodge, Marley, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Cameron Floor Sponsor - Ipsen Title apvd - to House 03/15 To enrol Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/18 To Governor 03/21 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 179 Effective: 07/01/01
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2002 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 740 BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE INTENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE APPROPRIATION OF MONEYS TO 3 THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002; AMENDING SEC- 4 TION 8, CHAPTER 368, LAWS OF 2001, TO STRIKE REFERENCE TO SPECIAL RATES 5 FOR PRIVATE INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED; 6 DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING RETROACTIVE APPLICATION. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 8, Chapter 368, Laws of 2001, be, and the same is 9 hereby amended to read as follows: 10 SECTION 8. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 56-113, Idaho Code, 11 it is the intent of the Idaho Legislature that for the period July 1, 2001, 12 through June 30, 2002, rates , including special ratesof private intermediate 13 care facilities for the mentally retarded ,shall not exceed the rates in 14 effect in state fiscal year 2000. 15 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 16 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 17 passage and approval, and retroactively to July 1, 2001.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 12223 SB 1274 of the 2001 Legislative Session was the appropriation bill for medical assistance programs in the Department of Health and Welfare. That bill contained intent language for Intermediate Care Facilities for the mentally retarded which capped their reimbursement rates at 2000 rates and included special rates. Notwithstanding the limitation, approximately 10 consumers with intense care needs have been given special rates during fiscal year 2002. The Department recently determined that special rates had been given in error and has discontinued them. Without the special rate, which, in these cases, resulted in a total payment of $279.00 per person per day, care cannot be given in a private ICF/MR. Therefore, these consumers may be sent to the Idaho State School and Hospital in Nampa which costs an average $554.00 per person per day for such care. It is intended that special rates, which had been previously granted and were in effect in state fiscal year 2002 would be continued, but no new special rates would be negotiated in state fiscal year 2002. FISCAL IMPACT Beginning July 1, 2001, special rates were paid and continued into the third quarter of state fiscal year 2002. Any additional funds will be met in the current budget. Contact Name: Rep. Bill Sali Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE Bill No