Your Committee on Ways and Means , to which was referred House Bill 1647 , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
(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 SECTION.
(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 approved.
(e) The office of Medicaid policy and planning shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 necessary to implement this SECTION.".
Page 1, line 6, delete "(b)" and insert " (f)".
Page 1, line 16, delete "(c)" and insert " (g)".
(Reference is to HB 1647 as introduced.)
and when so amended that said bill do pass.