28-6-1 Provision of medical services and remedial care authorized--Rules.
Provision of medical services and remedial care authorized--Rules.
of Social Services may provide medical services and medical or remedial care on behalf of persons
having insufficient income and resources to meet the necessary cost thereof, if the person has
exhausted all other possible public and private medical and remedial care programs, income, or
benefits, with the exception of county poor relief, in accordance with rules which the secretary of
social services shall promulgate pursuant to chapter 1-26 in accordance with the provisions of Title
XIX and Title XXI of the federal Social Security Act, as amended to January 1, 2004. The rules shall
specify the individuals and services for which state funds or federal financial participation are
available and may include:
The amount, scope, and duration of medical and remedial services;
The basis for and extent of provider payments on behalf of an eligible person;
The establishment and collection of copayments, premiums, fees, or charges for sharing
the cost of risk protection or services provided to persons. All such collections shall be
remitted to the general fund;
Methods of administration found necessary for the operation of the medical assistance
Safeguards against the disclosure or improper use of information, required by statutory
law to be held confidential, concerning applicants for or recipients of medical assistance;
Such other requirements as may be necessary to obtain federal financial participation in
the medical assistance program.
SL 1966, ch 191, § 1; SL 1981, ch 199, § 31; SL 1982, ch 203, § 1; SL 1987, ch 29, § 10;
SL 2000, ch 132, § 10; SL 2004, ch 167, § 51.