2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Children's Health Ins.-Expedite Eligibility (language only)

Item 318 #3s

Item 318 #3s

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 307, after line 48, insert:
"C. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall enter into agreements with the Department of Education and the Department of Health so that children receiving free or reduced-fee school lunches or services through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program can be identified for outreach and have eligibility for Title XXI determined on an expedited and streamlined basis.  A report on the agreements shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by July 1, 2001."

(This amendment requires coordination between several agencies to improve outreach and enrollment of children in the children's health insurance program.)