Senate Bill 72 History
Senate Bill No. 72
(By Senator Chafin)
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on
, relating to
providing for a pilot project intended to divert low-income
residents from early institutionalization in nursing homes by
providing personal home care in their communities.
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-20
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, §9-5-20
, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.
§9-5-20. Pilot project to reduce medicaid budget by reducing early
The division of human services shall develop and implement
during the fiscal year beginning the first day of July, two
thousand five, a pilot program consisting of a project-based assisted living medicaid waiver to be allocated to the housing
authorities for the cities of Williamson, Wheeling and Moundsville.
The pilot program is intended to divert nursing home admission and
to pay for services for low-income elders in their licensed
personal care homes. The division may contract directly with the
housing authorities in each of these cities to use their facilities
for medicaid eligible residents at high risk for nursing home
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for a pilot
project intended to divert low-income residents from early
institutionalization in nursing homes by providing personal home
care in their communities.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.