Florida Senate - 2010 SB 442
By Senator Gelber
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the personal needs allowance;
3 amending s. 409.904, F.S.; revising the monthly
4 personal needs allowance for certain eligible persons;
5 providing an effective date.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
10 409.904, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
11 409.904 Optional payments for eligible persons.—The agency
12 may make payments for medical assistance and related services on
13 behalf of the following persons who are determined to be
14 eligible subject to the income, assets, and categorical
15 eligibility tests set forth in federal and state law. Payment on
16 behalf of these Medicaid eligible persons is subject to the
17 availability of moneys and any limitations established by the
18 General Appropriations Act or chapter 216.
19 (3) A person who is in need of the services of a licensed
20 nursing facility, a licensed intermediate care facility for the
21 developmentally disabled, or a state mental hospital, whose
22 income does not exceed 300 percent of the SSI income standard,
23 and who meets the assets standards established under federal and
24 state law. In determining the person’s responsibility for the
25 cost of care, the following amounts must be deducted from the
26 person’s income:
27 (a) The monthly personal needs allowance for residents,
28 which shall be $70 per month
as set based on appropriations.
29 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.