Senate Bill 0218
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DIGEST OF SB218 (Updated February 22, 2011 5:43 pm - DI 84)
Developmental disabilities. Changes the definition of "developmental disabilities" to conform to the federal definition. Repeals the community residential council and gives the duties of the council to the division of disability and rehabilitative services (division). Changes the following concerning the first steps program: (1) the third party payor requirements; and (2) the copayment structure and amounts; and (3) allows the division to require a copayment for only one child per family during a billing period. Requires certain reports to the division of disability and rehabilitative services advisory council. Eliminates priority criteria for formal categories for developmental disability waiver slots. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for federal approval to amend a Medicaid waiver to set an emergency placement priority for certain individuals.
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