HB 1647-2_ Filed 02/14/2001, 15:19
Adopted 2/14/2001


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COMMITTEE REPORT


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23

                                                        NO:
0

MR. SPEAKER:
    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:

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    " (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 clinicians; and
        (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.
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    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.

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Representative Bauer


AM164701/DI 103    2001