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Outside Section 181
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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Feasibility Report on Inclusion of Spouses as Paid Caregivers

SECTION 181.   Not later than December 1, 2016, the office of Medicaid shall submit a feasibility report on the inclusion of a spouse as a family member authorized to serve as a paid caregiver to the clerks of the senate and house of representative, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) necessary state plan amendments and waiver applications required to allow spouses to serve as paid caregivers which may include an application for a 1915(k) community first choice state plan option authorized under 42 U.S.C. 1396n(k); (ii) anticipated state liabilities and expected federal financial participation, including an accounting of the office's assumptions and figures used to calculate those liabilities; (iii) best practices and quality assurance measures; (iv) a comparison of other states that allow spouses to serve as paid caregivers; and (v) a proposed implementation schedule.