Bill Text: TX HB288 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Referred to Health & Human Services [HB288 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB288-Engrossed.html
  86R124 LED-F
 
  By: Thompson of Harris, Moody, Lopez, H.B. No. 288
      Collier
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the personal needs allowance for certain Medicaid
  recipients who are residents of long-term care facilities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 32.024(w), Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (w)  The executive commissioner shall set a personal needs
  allowance of not less than $75 [$60] a month for a resident of a
  convalescent or nursing facility or related institution licensed
  under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, assisted living
  facility, ICF-IID facility, or other similar long-term care
  facility who receives medical assistance.  The commission may send
  the personal needs allowance directly to a resident who receives
  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (42 U.S.C. Section 1381 et
  seq.).  This subsection does not apply to a resident who is
  participating in a medical assistance waiver program administered
  by the commission.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  32.024(w), Human Resources Code, applies only to a personal needs
  allowance paid on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  If before implementing any provision of this Act
  a state agency determines that a waiver or authorization from a
  federal agency is necessary for implementation of that provision,
  the agency affected by the provision shall request the waiver or
  authorization and may delay implementing that provision until the
  waiver or authorization is granted.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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