SB1472: Individuals w/ intellectual & developmental disabilities; DMAS to study use of virtual support, etc.


SENATE BILL NO. 1472
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
on February 11, 2021)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Suetterlein)
A BILL to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a work group to study options for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall establish a work group composed of individuals with developmental disabilities, families of individuals with developmental disabilities, representatives of advocacy organizations, and other appropriate stakeholders to study and develop recommendations for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting access to assistive technology and environmental modifications. The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2021.


SENATE BILL NO. 1472
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
on January 29, 2021)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Suetterlein)
A BILL to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a work group to study and develop recommendations for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Department of Medical Assistance Services shall establish a work group composed of individuals with developmental disabilities, families of individuals with developmental disabilities, representatives of advocacy organizations, and other appropriate stakeholders to study and develop recommendations for the permanent use of virtual supports and increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting access to assistive technology and environmental modifications. The Department shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions by November 1, 2021.

SENATE BILL NO. 1472

Offered January 22, 2021
A BILL to require the Department of Medical Assistance Services to establish a work group to study options for increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Patrons-- Suetterlein and Boysko

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall establish a work group to study and develop recommendations related to options for increasing access to virtual supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including increasing access to assistive technology and environmental modifications to facilitate increased access to virtual supports and services, with the goal of addressing such recommendations as part of any concurrent review of regulations related to services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Department shall report its findings and conclusions to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2021.