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Policy and Legislation Updates as of March 9, 2023

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The Mississippi Division of Medicaid published its Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver renewal for public comment on February 28, 2023. The Division of Medicaid will submit this proposed waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) effective July 1, 2023, contingent upon approval from CMS.

You can submit written comments about the application to The Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor, Office of Policy, Walter Sillers Building, Suite 1000, 550 High Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201, or for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the notice (February 28).

For more information, read the public notice and draft pages.

Many bills died in the House and Senate this week. Families as Allies is following these bills that are still alive. Bills will now return to their originating chamber for their current versions for legislators to vote on.

If the House and Senate disagree on the current versions of a bill, that bill will likely go to a conference committee. If so, Lt. Governor Hosemann will appoint three senators, and Speaker Gunn will appoint three representatives to craft an acceptable bill for both sides. Rule 23A in the Joint Rules of the Senate and House states that conference committee meetings are open to the public. Bills marked with an asterisk on our list will likely go to a conference committee for further discussion.

We congratulate Brittany Greer for advocating for her child and others to have accessible changing tables in bathrooms. Please take a few minutes to listen to all Brittany has done with House Bill 1048, which passed the Senate since she shared her story earlier this week. Never doubt the power of a parent!

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