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Sponsors: Reps. Harrell, Edge and Hutto
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 661
Introduced in the House on April 21, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on April 30, 2009
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs
Summary: Medically Fragile Children's Program
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/21/2009 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-49 4/23/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hutto 4/23/2009 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 28, 2009 HJ-241 4/28/2009 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HJ-14 4/29/2009 House Read second time HJ-26 4/30/2009 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-13 4/30/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-19 4/30/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-19
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 21, 2009
S. Printed 4/21/09--H.
Read the first time April 21, 2009.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SHALL MAINTAIN ITS MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDREN'S PROGRAM AND SHALL PURSUE OPTIONS TO OBTAIN AUTHORITY TO MAINTAIN THE EXISTING PROGRAM WITH ITS CURRENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.
Whereas, H.R. 7130, introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Congressmen Brown and Spratt, amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a State Plan option under Medicaid to provide an all-inclusive program of care for children who are medically fragile or have one or more chronic conditions that impede their ability to function; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services currently operates the Medically Fragile Children's Program, which was established in 1996. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shall maintain the department's Medically Fragile Children's Program, which was established in 1996, and the department shall pursue any and all options with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for authority to maintain the existing program with its current eligibility criteria.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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