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Senate Bill 0568


Senate Bill 0568

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Drug testing of public assistance recipients. Requires the division of family resources to develop a program to test individuals applying for or receiving assistance under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) when a county office believes, based on reasonable suspicion, that the individuals are 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 and SNAP assistance. Provides that an individual who is ineligible to receive assistance may reapply for assistance under the TANF program and SNAP on the earlier of: (1) six months after the date the individual tested 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 and SNAP 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 SNAP as the result of testing positive for the presence of illegal drugs.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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