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Substitute Senate Bill No. 1157

Public Act No. 05-44

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF HUSKY PLAN, PART A AND THE AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES UNDER HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVER PROGRAMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 17b-289 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(b) Children, caretaker relatives and pregnant women receiving assistance under section 17b-261 or section 17b-277 shall be participants in the HUSKY Plan, Part A and children receiving assistance under sections 17b-289 to 17b-303, inclusive, and section 16 of public act 97-1 of the October 29 special session* shall be participants in the HUSKY Plan, Part B. For purposes of marketing and outreach, both parts shall be known as the HUSKY Plan.

Sec. 2. Subdivision (13) of section 17b-290 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2005):

(13) "HUSKY Plan, Part A" means assistance provided to children, caretaker relatives and pregnant women pursuant to section 17b-261 or section 17b-277.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2005) The Commissioner of Social Services may amend the federal home and community-based service waivers serving persons with acquired brain injury and persons with mental retardation to enable such persons eligible for or receiving medical assistance under section 17b-597 of the general statutes to receive the services provided under such federally-approved waivers.

Approved May 17, 2005