Status Summary

The bill was heard, amended and passed in the House Appropriations committee, was pulled in Rules and is now on the floor calendar waiting a vote. HB2530 was passed by the House, 94-4-0-0 and referred to the Senate Health and Long Term Care committee. On 2/19, the bill passed in the Senate Health and Long Term Care committee. Referred to Ways and Means on 2/20. Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2/26; majority; do pass. On 2/27, referred to Rules for second reading. On 2/28, Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. On 3/3, Speaker signed and on 3/5, President signed. On 3/6, the bill was delivered to the Governor. The Governor will take action on the bill on 3/9. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep. Senn

Changes the date requiring that behavioral health services must be integrated into the managed health care plan for foster children beginning January 1, 2019.

Added language indicates that the parent or guardian of a child who is no longer a dependent child may choose to continue enrollment in the integrated managed health care plan for foster children for up to 12 months following reunification with the child’s parents or guardian if:

  • the child is under 18
  • the child was in foster care
  • the child meets income and other eligibility standards for medical assistance coverage

*Companion to SB 6436

The adopted amendment specifies that a parent or guardian may choose to continue a child's enrollment in the transitional foster care eligibility category of the medical assistance program for foster children