WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
Senate Bill 740
By Senator Blair
[Passed March 6, 2020; in effect 90 days from passage]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §18-10L-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying authorized uses of the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Fund.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 10L. RON YOST PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES ACT.
(a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special fund designated the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Fund. The fund shall be an appropriated account within the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the moneys shall be expended exclusively for the purposes of this article.
(b) Funds made available under this article may be used only for the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Program, including planning; designing; delivering; and administering services, functional assessment evaluations, and training. The Division of Rehabilitation Services may use not more than seven percent of the total allocation for administrative costs.
(c) The Division of Rehabilitation Services or the contracted program administrator may apply for and use all other funding sources to carry out this program, including state, federal, and other grants and donations.
(d) Funds shall be disbursed in a manner that ensures maximum consumer control of the services provided under the program.
(e) Personal assistance services shall be available only to the extent funding is available through annual appropriations of state, federal, and other allotted funds.
(f) Funds or services provided to eligible individuals by the personal assistance services program under this article is not income to those individuals for any purpose under this code or under the rules of any agency of state government.