Slot-retention requests; Developmental Disability waiver slots, sunset date. (HB577)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Amy Laufer (D-Albemarle)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Medical Assistance Services; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; slot-retention requests; Developmental Disability waivers; sunset. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to amend their regulations to allow for support coordinators to request and subsequently obtain approval of consecutive waiver slot-retention requests for a period of up to 365 calendar days for individuals who have been assigned a Developmental Disability waiver slot. Current regulations allow for four consecutive 30-day slot-retention extensions. The bill sunsets on June 30, 2026, and is identical to SB 610. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104893D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
01/17/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB577)
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB577E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24104893D-E
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB577E)
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB577ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB577ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/20/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 103 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0103)

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