1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid Coverage for Anorexiant Drugs (language only)

Item 322 #5c

Item 322 #5c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 229, following line 50, insert:
"R. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall amend its regulations governing the coverage of anorexiant drugs, to be effective July 1, 1997, to allow for coverage of anorexiant drugs for recipients: (i) who meet the strict disability standards for obesity established by the Social Security Administration, and (ii) whose condition is certified as life-threatening by the treating physician.  Coverage of the anorexiant drug for the above reasons shall be subject to prior authorization."

(This amendment provides for Medicaid coverage of anorexiant drugs under certain circumstances.)