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Senate Bill (S)

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Long term care insurance partnership program. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply before December 31, 2021, for a Medicaid state plan amendment to effectuate the federal long term care insurance partnership program (program). Requires the state plan amendment for the program to provide that the asset disregard for all policies entered into under the state's current long term insurance program will remain the same. Provides administrative, reporting, and continuing education requirements for the program. Requires a provider to provide health records upon request not more than 30 days after receiving the written request, Long term care insurance partnership program. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to apply before December 31, 2021, for a Medicaid state plan amendment to effectuate the federal long term care insurance partnership program (program). Requires the state plan amendment for the program to provide that the asset disregard for all policies entered into under the state's current long term insurance program will remain the same. Provides administrative, reporting, and continuing education requirements for the program. Requires a provider to provide health records upon request not more than 30 days after receiving the written request, unless the provider: (1) requests an extension of not more than 30 days in the initial 30 days; and (2) provides written notice to the patient of the reasons for the extension and the date by which the provider will provide the health records. Authorizes the state department of health to impose a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 per violation on a provider that violates the requirement to provide health records upon request. ... View more