Code Section

Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18996]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15766]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Basic Health Care [14000 - 14199.2]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1965, 2nd Ex. Sess., Ch. 4. )
  

ARTICLE 4. The Medi-Cal Benefits Program [14131 - 14138]
  ( Heading of Article 4 renumbered from Article 4.2 by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )

  
14132.992.  

(a) (1) By March 15, 2011, the department shall submit to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services a home- and community-based services waiver application pursuant to Section 1396n(c) of Title 42 of the United States Code, or an amendment of the state plan for home- and community-based services pursuant to Section 1396n(i) of Title 42 of the United States Code, to serve at least 100 adults with acquired traumatic brain injuries who otherwise would require care in a Medi-Cal funded nursing facility or an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities or, for the amendment of the state plan, who would meet the eligibility criteria in Section 1396n(i).

(2) As authorized by Section 1396n(c)(3) and 1396n(i)(3) of Title 42 of the United States Code, the waiver or amendment of the state plan shall waive the statewide application of this section as well as comparability of services so that waiver services may be provided by one or more service providers designated to provide services to persons with acquired traumatic brain injury pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 4353) of Part 3 of Division 4.

(3) The waiver services to be provided to eligible Medi-Cal recipients shall include case management services, community reintegration and supported living services, vocational supportive services including prevocational services, neuropsychological assessments, and rehabilitative services provided by service providers currently serving persons with acquired traumatic brain injuries pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 4353).

(4) The waiver services to be provided shall include as a habilitation service pursuant to Section 1396n(c)(5) of Title 42 of the United States Code “extended supported employment services” to support and maintain an individual with an acquired traumatic brain injury in supported employment following that individual’s transition from support provided as a vocational rehabilitation service, including job coaching, by the State Department of Rehabilitation pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (5) of subdivision (a) of Section 19150.

(5) The waiver services to be provided shall include rehabilitative therapies, including, but not limited to, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy, that are different in kind and scope from state plan services.

(6) The waiver shall require an aggregate cost-effectiveness formula be used.

(b) The development process of the home- and community-based services waiver application or state plan amendment shall include the solicitation of the opinions and help of the affected communities, including representatives of service providers currently serving persons with acquired traumatic brain injuries pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 4353) of Part 3 of Division 4.

(c) The waiver or state plan amendment shall be implemented only if the following conditions are met:

(1) Federal financial participation is available for the services under the waiver or state plan amendment.

(2) Cost neutrality is achieved in accordance with the terms and conditions of the waiver or state plan amendment and the requirements of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

(3) State funds are appropriated, otherwise made available, or both, for this waiver or state plan amendment, including funds for staff to develop, implement, administer, monitor, and oversee the waiver or state plan amendment.

(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that the home- and community-based services waiver or state plan amendment augment funds available to meet the needs of persons with acquired traumatic brain injuries served by the participating service providers in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 4353) of Part 3 of Division 4.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 439, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2010.)