§ 40-8-12. Federal approval.
(a) The department is empowered and authorized to submit its plan for medical assistance to the federal government, or any agency or department thereof having funds available for medical care benefits provided for in this chapter, for approval pursuant to the provisions of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq. The department shall act for the state in any negotiations relative to the submission and approval of the plan and may make any arrangement or changes in its plan not inconsistent with this chapter which may be required by the Social Security Act, or the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, to obtain and retain the approval and to secure for this state the benefits of the provisions of the federal act relating to medical assistance for the needy.
(b) The department shall make reports to the federal government or any agency or department thereof in the form and nature required by it, and shall, in all respects, comply with any request or direction of the federal government or any agency or department thereof which may be necessary to assure the correctness and verification of the reports.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 266, § 2; G.L., § 40-10.1-12; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970; P.L. 2006, ch. 216, § 19.)