SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: A SERC has been prepared by the Agency. Any person who wishes to provide information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
The four State owned/operated mental health hospitals serve on average 40 Medicaid eligible individuals ages 65 and older each month. Two facilities are fully State operated, two are operated by private contractors. Services to the individual Medicaid recipients will not be impacted. There will be no impact to the Agency for implementation of this rule. The Agency does not anticipate that the changes/updates to this handbook will have a financial impact on the Medicaid providers. No small counties or small cities are impacted by this rule change.