TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-12.3
Health Care for Children and Pregnant Women

SECTION 42-12.3-4


§ 42-12.3-4 "RIte track" program.

There is hereby established a payor of last resort program for comprehensive health care for children until they reach nineteen (19) years of age, to be known as "RIte track". The department of human services is hereby authorized to amend its title XIX state plan pursuant to title XIX [42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.] and title XXI [42 U.S.C. § 1397 et seq.] of the Social Security Act as necessary to provide for expanded Medicaid coverage through expanded family income disregards for children, until they reach nineteen (19) years of age, whose family income levels are up to two hundred fifty percent (250%) of the federal poverty level. Provided, however, that health-care coverage provided under this section shall also be provided in accordance to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq., to a non citizen child who is lawfully residing in the United States, and who is otherwise eligible for such assistance. The department is further authorized to promulgate any regulations necessary, and in accord with title XIX [42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.] and title XXI [42 U.S.C. § 1397 et seq.] of the Social Security Act as necessary in order to implement the state plan amendment. For those children who lack health insurance, and whose family incomes are in excess of two hundred fifty percent (250%) of the federal poverty level, the department of human services shall promulgate necessary regulations to implement the program. The department of human services is further directed to ascertain and promulgate the scope of services that will be available to those children whose family income exceeds the maximum family income specified in the approved title XIX [42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.] and title XXI [42 U.S.C. § 1397 et seq.] state plan amendment.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 398, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 22, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 129, § 15; P.L. 1996, ch. 131, § 15; P.L. 1996, ch. 132, § 15; P.L. 1996, ch. 133, § 15; P.L. 1997, ch. 30, art. 34, § 6; P.L. 1999, ch. 31, art. 17, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 184, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 228, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 244, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 25, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 40, § 2; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 15; P.L. 2008, ch. 9, art. 10, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 23, § 5.)