Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Demonstration Waivers - [12 VAC 30 ‑ 135]
Emergency Extension Request
CH 135 Governor's Access Plan Demo Waiver for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (REV)

On 5/27/2016 the board requested that this emergency stage be extended until 12/29/2016.

Reason for Extension:
This emergency regulation is due to expire June 30, 2016. This extension is required in order for DMAS to continue to meet the requirements of the 2015 General Assembly, in the 2015 Acts of the Assembly, Chapter 665, Item 301 LLLL, which directed DMAS to modify the GAP-SMI program's household income level to 60 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), while retaining the additional 5% household income disregard, and to provide continued eligibility, for one more year, to persons whose household incomes are between 61% and 100% of the FPL. This package is essential to enable individuals with significant behavioral health needs to continue to access behavioral and primary health care services.

This stage was approved by the Governor's office on 6/17/2016.

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