Medical assistance services; development of public-private long-term care partnership program. (HB759)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Medicaid; public-private long-term care partnership program. Requires the Board of Medical Assistance Services to include, in the state plan for medical assistance services, a provision, when authorized by and in compliance with federal law, to establish a public-private long-term care partnership program between the Commonwealth of Virginia and private insurance companies that must be designed to reduce Medicaid costs for long-term care by delaying or eliminating dependence on Medicaid for such services through encouraging the purchase of private long-term care insurance policies designated by the Department as "qualified state long-term care insurance partnerships" that may be used as the first source of benefits for the participant's long-term care. The components of the program, including the treatment of assets for Medicaid eligibility and estate recovery, must be structured in accordance with federal law and applicable federal guidelines. A second enactment clause requires DMAS to collaborate with the Department of Human Resource Management to encourage state employees to participate in the partnership program. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067910316
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/2006Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB759)
01/27/2006Read first time
01/30/2006Read second time
01/30/2006Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB759E
01/30/2006Printed as engrossed 067910316-E
01/31/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/31/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/31/2006Communicated to Senate
02/01/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB759E)
02/16/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Committee substitute printed 062069316-S1
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062069316-S1
02/20/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2006Amendment by Senator Potts agreed to
02/20/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB759S1
02/20/2006Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Placed on Calendar
02/22/2006Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB759ER)
02/28/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB759ER)
03/01/2006Signed by Speaker
03/02/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 425 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0425)