Citations Affected: None (noncode).
Synopsis: Medicaid waiver for family planning services. Requires the
office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for a demonstration
waiver to extend Medicaid coverage of family planning services for
Effective: Upon passage.
November 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
A BILL FOR AN ACT concerning Medicaid.
SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this
SECTION, "family planning services" refers to family planning
services provided to Medicaid recipients under IC 12-15-5-1.
(b) As used in this SECTION, "office" refers to the office of Medicaid policy and planning established by IC 12-8-6-1.
(c) As used in this SECTION, "waiver" refers to a Section 1115 demonstration waiver under the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315).
(d) Before January 1, 2005, the office shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for approval of a waiver to:
(1) continue coverage of family planning services for a woman described in IC 12-15-2-13 for two (2) years after the expiration of the postpartum eligibility period under IC 12-15-2-13(d); and
(2) provide Medicaid coverage for any other service required by the waiver.
(e) If a provision of this SECTION differs from the
requirements of a waiver, the office shall submit the waiver request
in a manner that complies with the requirements of the waiver.
However, if the waiver is approved, the office, not more than one
hundred twenty (120) days after the waiver is approved, shall
apply for an amendment to the waiver that contains the provisions
of this SECTION that were not included in the approved waiver.
(f) The office may not implement the waiver until the office files an affidavit with the governor attesting that the federal waiver applied for under this SECTION is in effect. The office shall file the affidavit under this subsection not more than five (5) days after the office is notified that the waiver is approved.
(g) If the office receives a waiver under this SECTION from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the governor receives the affidavit filed under subsection (f), the office shall implement the waiver not more than sixty (60) days after the governor receives the affidavit.
(h) The office may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that are necessary to implement this SECTION.
(i) This SECTION expires January 1, 2010.
SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.