HOUSE BILL NO. 666
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H0666.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
MEDICAID PROGRAM - Adds to existing law relating to public assistance law
to direct the Department of Health and Welfare to apply for federal waivers
for specific revisions to the state Medicaid Program.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 666
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW; AMENDING CHAPTER 2, TITLE 56, IDAHO CODE,
3 BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 56-209n, IDAHO CODE, TO DIRECT THE
4 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL WAIVERS FOR SPECIFIC
5 REVISIONS TO THE STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 2, Title 56, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
9 ignated as Section 56-209n, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 56-209n. ASSET REVIEWS. The director of the department of health and wel-
11 fare is directed to apply for the appropriate waiver or waivers from the cen-
12 ters for medicare and medicaid services to enable the state medicaid program
14 (1) Increase the look-back period for asset transfers from three (3)
15 years to five (5) years;
16 (2) Begin the penalty period at the time of application or at the date of
17 transfer, whichever is later; and
18 (3) Prevent the sheltering of excess resources in annuities, trusts or
19 promissory notes.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to direct the Department
of Health and Welfare to apply for waivers to place certain
restrictions on the sheltering of assets in order to qualify for
None. It probably will result in considerable savings to
the Department of Medicaid
Name: Representative Ring
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 666