SB624 SFBM H&HR
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES
COUNSEL: Susan A. Settle
DATE: March 5, l998
FLOOR BOOK MEMO
SENATE BILL NO. 624 (Committee Substitute)
(Similar to HB 4567)
BY: Senators Schoonover and Love
Defining state medicaid agency.
DATE INTRODUCED: February 20, 1998
CODE REFERENCE: §9-1-2 (amend) and §9-4-3 (amend).
PROPOSED LAW PRESENTED TO THE COMMITTEE: This bill codifies the
fact that the division of health and human resources is the "state
medicaid agency." Federal law requires that each state designate
a single state agency to administer medicaid funding.
The bill also addresses the Advisory Council for the Medicaid
Services fund and makes certain changes to it, including:
Board changed from nine to from nine to thirteen members and
states all but two of whom to be appointed by the state
Consumer representation is added.
Reimbursement changed from $25.00/day to reasonable and
necessary travel expenses for each day actually served.
FISCAL NOTE: Yes.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AFFECTED: Department of Health and Human
EFFECTIVE DATE: 90 days from passage
OTHER COMMITTEE REFERENCE AND/OR ACTION: Finance.