February 15, 2001
HOUSE BILL No. 1647
DIGEST OF HB 1647
(Updated February 14, 2001 1:14 PM - DI 103)
Citations Affected: Noncode.
Synopsis: Autism waiver funding. Appropriates to the office of
Medicaid policy and planning from the state general fund an amount
sufficient for use in funding an increase in the number of eligible
individuals served under the Medicaid autism waiver. Requires the
office Medicaid policy and planning to request an amendment to the
autism waiver to provide coverage for applied behavior analysis
treatment. Appropriates from the state general fund an amount
sufficient to increase the number of individuals served under the
Medicaid autism waiver. (The introduced version of this bill was
prepared by the Indiana commission on autism.)
Effective: July 1, 2001.
Summers, Alderman, Oxley,
January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Human Affairs.
February 8, 2001, reported _ Do Pass; referred to Committee on Ways and Means
pursuant to House Rule 127.
February 14, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
February 15, 2001
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1647
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid and to make an
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: ; (01)HB1647.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "waiver" refers to a home and community based
services waiver described in 42 U.S.C. 1396n(c) as it:
(1) applies to individuals with autism; and
(2) is in effect on July 1, 2001.
(b) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall seek
approval under 42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq. from the federal Health Care
Financing Administration to amend the waiver to:
(1) provide coverage for care provided by a treatment team,
which must include a lead therapist who:
(A) is licensed as a psychologist under IC 25-33 or as a
psychiatrist under IC 25-22.5;
(B) has completed one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours
of training or supervised experience in the application of
applied behavior analysis or an equivalent behavior
modification theory for children with a pervasive
developmental disorder; and
(C) has at least two (2) years experience as an independent
practitioner and as a supervisor of less experienced
(2) increase by at least two hundred (200) the total number of
waiver slots for individuals who are eligible for a waiver and
who would otherwise require a level of care in an
intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded (as
defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396d(d)) or a nursing facility (as defined
in 42 U.S.C. 1396r(a)).
(c) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall apply before
September 1, 2001, for approval from the federal Health Care
Financing Administration to amend the waiver to implement this
(d) The office of Medicaid policy and planning may not
implement the changes specified under subsection (b) until the
office of Medicaid policy and planning files an affidavit with the
governor attesting that the federal Health Care Financing
Administration approves the changes in the waiver requested by
the office of Medicaid policy and planning under this SECTION.
The office shall file the affidavit under this subsection not later
than five (5) days after the office is notified that the waiver is
(e) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall adopt rules
under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this SECTION.
(f) There is appropriated to the office of Medicaid policy and
planning from the state general fund an amount sufficient for its
use in funding an increase in the number of eligible individuals who
may be served by the waiver as follows:
(1) From two hundred (200) individuals to three hundred
(300) individuals during the state fiscal year beginning July 1,
2001, and ending June 30, 2002.
(2) From three hundred (300) individuals to four hundred
(400) individuals during the state fiscal year beginning July 1,
2002, and ending June 30, 2003.
(g) This SECTION expires July 1, 2005.