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House Bill 1717


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House Bill 1717

ARCHIVE (2009)

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Drug testing as a condition of benefits. Requires the division of family resources to develop a drug abuse testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the federal Food Stamp Program. Provides that an individual who tests positive for a controlled substance or a legend drug without a prescription is ineligible to receive TANF assistance and food stamp assistance unless the individual attends a drug treatment program. Requires an individual who: (1) tests positive and attends a drug treatment program to be tested a second time within two months; (2) tests positive a second time to be regularly tested; and (3) tests positive a third time to be ineligible for TANF and food stamp assistance. Provides that the results of a drug test may not be disclosed in any legal proceedings or elsewhere unless the individual has tested positive a third time for drugs. Provides that an individual who is ineligible for TANF assistance and food stamp assistance as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs is ineligible for assistance under the Medicaid program. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for an amendment to the state Medicaid plan to limit Medicaid eligibility for individuals who are ineligible under the TANF program and food stamp program as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs.
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 In Committee - first House
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