Not later than fifteen days after approval of the Medicaid state plan amendment required to implement subdivision (4) of subsection (f) of § 17b-340 and prior to July 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Social Services shall seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for, and shall file a provider user fee uniformity waiver request regarding, the user fee set forth in sections 17b-320 and 17b-321. The request for approval shall include a request for a waiver of federal requirements for uniform and broad-based user fees in accordance with 42 C.F.R. § 433.68, to (1) exempt from the user fee prescribed by § 17b-320 any nursing home that is owned and operated as of May 1, 2005, by the legal entity that is registered as a continuing care facility with the Department of Social Services, in accordance with § 17b-521, regardless of whether such nursing home participates in the Medicaid program and any nursing home licensed after May 1, 2005, that is owned and operated by the legal entity that is registered as a continuing care facility with the Department of Social Services in accordance with § 17b-521; and (2) impose a user fee in an amount less than the fee determined pursuant to § 17b-320 as necessary to meet the requirements of 42 C.F.R. § 433.68(e)(2) on (A) nursing homes owned by a municipality, and (B) nursing homes licensed for more than two hundred thirty beds. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, the provisions of § 17b-8 shall not apply to the waiver sought pursuant to this section.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 17b-323
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.