Medical assistance services; State Plan amendment or application for certain waiver. (HB758)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medical Assistance Services; State Plan amendment or application for waiver. Requires the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to convene a Medicaid Revitalization Committee to prepare recommendations for a State Plan amendment or an application for a waiver, including but not limited to a research and demonstration project waiver pursuant to Section 1115 of Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended, to reform and revitalize Virginia's Medicaid program. The recommendations shall include fundamental elements to move toward greater emphasis on the state's role in purchasing healthcare services, leveraging the forces of the marketplace to customize services to meet the needs of Virginia's various Medicaid populations, enhancing personal responsibility and empowering individuals to manage their healthcare, bridging public and private coverage, and containing the growth of Medicaid expenditures in the Commonwealth. By May 15, 2007, DMAS shall prepare, submit, and seek approval of any required State Plan amendments or waiver authority. Enactment clauses require emergency regulations upon obtaining approval of the waiver and authorize DMAS to use electronic media, when in compliance with the Administrative Process Act, in the regulatory process. The provisions of the bill are subject to an appropriation of funds in the general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062026316
02/02/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 060492316-H1
02/02/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2006Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
02/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB758H1)
02/08/2006Reported from Appropriations with substitute (23-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 060501316-H2
02/10/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Health, Welfare and Institutions rejected 060492316HB"
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 060501316-H2
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB758H2
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB758H2)
03/01/2006Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read third time
03/03/2006Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2006Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2006Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Placed on Calendar
03/07/2006Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB758ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB758ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 655 (effective - see bill)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)