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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Health Code and creates a pilot program in the state's medical
10 assistance program.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the state Medicaid program to develop a community service pilot program
14 as part of the state Medicaid plan;
15 . requires the Medicaid program to present the proposal for a community service pilot
16 program to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Interim Committee; and
17 . requires the Medicaid program to submit a Medicaid waiver to the Centers for
18 Medicare and Medicaid Services by January 1, 2012, to implement the community
19 service pilot program.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 26-18-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 26-18-405 is enacted to read:
30 26-18-405. Medicaid waiver for community service pilot program.
31 (1) For purposes of this section, "community service pilot program" is a program in
32 which the department:
33 (a) identifies Medicaid recipients who are capable of providing community services to
35 (b) exempts a Medicaid recipient who is not capable of providing community services
36 from the requirements of the community service pilot program;
37 (c) identifies community services that the department will recognize for purposes of the
38 pilot program; and
39 (d) requires an individual identified under Subsection (1)(a) who is receiving Medicaid
40 services to perform a certain number of hours of community service as a condition of receiving
41 Medicaid benefits.
42 (2) (a) The department shall develop a proposal to amend the state Medicaid plan to
43 include a community service pilot program.
44 (b) The department shall present the proposal for the community service pilot program
45 to the Legislative Health and Human Services Interim Committee on or before November 30,
47 (3) The department shall, by January 1, 2012, apply for a Medicaid waiver with the
48 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the United States Department of Health
49 and Human Services to implement a community service pilot program within the state
50 Medicaid plan.
Legislative Review Note
as of 10-7-10 3:28 PM