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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980392.01 MN
HOUSE BILL 981134
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE K. Alexander;
also SENATOR B. Alexander.
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAM
FOR PERSONAL CARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY A FAMILY MEMBER.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Changes the cap for personal care services provided
by a family member from five thousand dollars per year to an amount
based upon rates set by the state department of health care policy
and financing for services that do not exceed two hours per day
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 264609, Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
264609. Special provisions personal care services provided by a family. (1) A member of an eligible person's family, other than the person's spouse, may be employed to provide personal care services to such person.
reimbursement for the services provided by a member of the person's
family per year for each client shall not exceed five thousand
dollars per family per year. A MEMBER
OF THE ELIGIBLE PERSON'S FAMILY MAY ONLY BE REIMBURSED FOR SERVICES
NOT TO EXCEED TWO HOURS PER DAY PER YEAR. SUCH REIMBURSEMENT
SHALL BE BASED UPON RATES SET BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT.
SECTION 2. Effective date. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998.
SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.