Individuals with developmental disabilities; DMAS to amend certain waivers providing services, etc. (HB1599)

Introduced By

Del. Otto Wachsmann (R-Sussex) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistance Services; certain waivers for individuals with developmental disabilities; medically needy spend down provision. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services to take steps to amend the Family and Individual Supports, Community Living, and Building Independence waivers to implement a medically needy spend down provision that allows otherwise eligible individuals to spend income in excess of the income limit for waiver services on medical expenses in order to meet the waiver income limit. The bill requires the Department to report on its activities and progress to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102766D
01/06/2023Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/13/2023Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
01/15/2023Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/24/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1599)
01/24/2023Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2023Left in Appropriations