Florida Senate - 2011         (PROPOSED COMMITTEE BILL) SPB 7178
       FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Budget
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Agency for Persons with
    3         Disabilities; prohibiting the agency from expending
    4         funds above the amount appropriated in the General
    5         Appropriations Act; requiring that the agency monitor
    6         monthly program expenditures and provide quarterly
    7         reports to the Governor and Legislature; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is
   13  prohibited from expending funds for Medicaid services above the
   14  amount appropriated in the General Appropriations Act. In order
   15  to meet this requirement, the agency shall work with Medicaid
   16  waiver program service providers and support coordinators to
   17  monitor monthly program expenditures and ensure that end-of-year
   18  program deficits do not occur. The agency shall work with
   19  program support coordinators and residential providers to manage
   20  and closely monitor client care plan costs and program
   21  enrollment and implement procedures necessary to track projected
   22  expenditures against available appropriations for all programs.
   23  The agency shall provide to the Governor and the Legislature
   24  quarterly surplus-deficit reports on total Medicaid waiver
   25  program expenditures, along with any corrective action plans
   26  necessary to align program expenditures with annual
   27  appropriations.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.