§ 40-8-31. Payments to out-of-state facilities.
Effective September 1, 2014, the office of health and human services shall require that any payment to an out-of-state provider from whom a Medicaid eligible individual receives services must be a facility that applies for and is approved to participate in the Rhode Island Medicaid program. This excludes payments to out-of-state providers that do not participate in the Rhode Island Medicaid program but that are determined to be acceptable due to extenuating circumstances by the secretary of the office of health and human services. Furthermore, the department of children, youth and families is required to submit a bi-weekly report to the chair of the house committee on finance, the chair of the senate committee on finance, the house fiscal advisor, the senate fiscal advisor, and the office of management and budget detailing payments for placements to out-of-state facilities. The report should also indicate the entity recommending or ordering the placement, the types of services required, and reason for using an out-of-state facility. This change may require the adoption of new or amended rules, regulations and procedures.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 18, § 2.)