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House Bill 1186


House Bill 1186

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Drug testing for public assistance recipients. Requires the division of family resources to develop a drug abuse testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the federal Food Stamp Program. Provides that: (1) an individual who tests positive for a controlled substance or a legend drug without a prescription is ineligible to receive TANF assistance and food stamp assistance; and (2) an individual who is ineligible for TANF assistance and food stamp assistance as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs is ineligible for assistance under the Medicaid program. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to apply for an amendment to the state Medicaid plan to limit Medicaid eligibility for individuals who are ineligible under the TANF program and food stamp program as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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