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House Bill 1452


House Bill 1452

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Drug testing for public assistance. Requires the division of family resources to develop a program to test, for use of controlled substances, an individual applying for or receiving assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, if a county office believes, based on reasonable suspicion, that the individual is engaged in the illegal use of controlled substances. Provides that an individual who tests positive for a controlled substance without a prescription is ineligible to receive TANF assistance. Provides that an individual who is ineligible to receive assistance may reapply for assistance under the TANF program on the earlier of: (1) six months after the date the individual tests positive for a controlled substance; or (2) the date the individual complies with and completes a drug abuse treatment program. Provides that an individual who is ineligible for TANF 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 as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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