Slot-retention requests; Developmental Disability waiver slots, sunset date. (SB610)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Stella Pekarsky (D-Fairfax)


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 HB 577. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24105008D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB610)
01/31/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB610E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24105008D-E
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB610E)
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
02/15/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB610ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB610ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Signed 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 125 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0125)

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