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SENATE BILL NO. 364
INTRODUCED BY D. ECK, E. FRANKLIN,
B. BARNHART, S. BARTLETT, C. CHRISTIAENS, J. COBB, B. GLASER, B. KRENZLER, B. LAWSON,
B. MCCARTHY, L. SOFT, M. WATERMAN
AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A SIMPLIFIED APPLICATION AND PROCESS FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR VARIOUS PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, MEDICAL BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE BENEFITS OR COVERAGE, AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES PROGRAMS; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Simplified application form for programs that provide medical assistance or benefits or health insurance to children. (1) The department of public health and human services shall develop and implement the use of a simplified application form and process to determine eligibility for children to receive:
(a) medical assistance or medical benefits as provided in 53-6-131;
(b) the child-only group health insurance plan provided through the federal Title IV-D program of the department; or
[(c) health care under the state children's health insurance program as provided in [Senate Bill No. 81]].
(2) The application for eligibility for medical assistance may not presume that application is being made for other forms of public assistance. An appropriate resource test may be incorporated into the application. The department of public health and human services shall coordinate education and outreach efforts with any organization performing education and outreach for any of the programs that are included in the form.
Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 53, chapter 4, and the provisions of Title 53, chapter 4, apply to [section 1].
Section 3. Coordination instruction. If Senate Bill No. 81 is not passed and approved, the bracketed language in [section 1 of this act] is void.
Section 4. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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