(1) In this section, “medical assistance” means the program under subch. IV of ch. 49.
(2) The department shall request from the secretary of the U.S. department of health
and human services a waiver under 42 USC 1396n (c) that authorizes the provision of home or community-based services under medical assistance
to children who are eligible for medical assistance and receive early intervention
services under s. 51.44.
(3) If the waiver requested under sub. (2) is granted, counties shall provide to the department the non-federal share of
costs for medical assistance services provided under the waiver. Counties may use moneys appropriated under s. 20.435(7)(bt) and distributed to counties
under s. 51.44(3)(a) to provide the nonfederal share of medical assistance costs.
(3m) If the waiver requested under sub. (2) is granted, counties shall provide to the department the non-federal share of
the cost incurred by an entity to administer the waiver program under this section.
(4) From the appropriation account under s. 20.435(4)(o), the department may distribute
to counties that provide services under this section the amount of federal moneys
received by the state as the federal share of medical assistance for those services,
minus the amount transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.435(4)(im) for the department's costs of administering this section. Counties shall use moneys distributed under this section to provide services under
this section or s. 51.44.
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