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House Bill 1142

House Bill 1142

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1142 (Updated April 29, 2005 4:09 pm - DI 104)

Medicaid matters and organ procurement. Requires the division of family and children to pay funeral director and cemetery expenses incurred for an individual receiving or certified to receive certain public assistance. Provides that the division has a preferred claim against a decedent's estate that has sufficient assets to pay the funeral director and cemetery expenses. Increases the amount contributed from friends, relatives, and the decedent's estate that the division may not consider in determining the amount to be paid for the funeral director or cemetery expenses. Allows the state to use federal or state Medicaid funds to pay expenses for a Medicaid recipient or applicant who has assigned a life insurance policy that meets certain requirements to the state or made the state a beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to provide certain information to individuals before the assignment of a life insurance policy. Specifies the distribution of the remainder of the insurance proceeds after the state recoups the state's Medicaid expenses for the individual. Requires a coroner to attempt to facilitate permission for transplantation of organs, tissues, and eyes. Establishes procedures that a pathologist must follow if the pathologist considers withholding organs or tissues. Requires the procurement organization to provide reimbursement for the cost of organ removal if the pathologist is required to be present to examine the decedent. Provides that a procurement organization that has an agreement to perform anatomical gift services at a hospital is considered the donee for gifts from patients who die at the hospital.
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