Inmates; eligibility for medical assistance. (HB1407)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Inmates; eligibility for medical assistance. Provides that a person who is in the custody of a state or local correctional facility and who meets the criteria for eligibility for services under the state plan for medical assistance shall remain eligible for medical assistance while he is confined, but that no services under the state plan for medical assistance shall be furnished unless federal financial participation is available for the cost of the services provided. This bill also provides that such person shall be eligible for services under the state plan for medical assistance immediately upon release from a state or local correction facility and that, to the extent permitted by federal law, the time during which the person is confined to a state or local correction facility shall not be included in any calculation of when the person's eligibility for medical assistance shall need to be recertified. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/18/2012Committee
12/18/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100505D
12/18/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1407)
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions