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§ 5-4A-05. Adoption assistance agreements with another state; special needs children; entitleme...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Children (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4a. Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-4A-05
§ 5-4A-05. Adoption assistance agreements with another state; special needs children; entitlement to medical assistance identification
Medical assistance identification for special needs child adopted from another state
(a)(1) A child with special needs who resides in this State and who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with another state shall be entitled to receive a medical assistance identification from this State upon filing with the Administration a certified copy of the adoption assistance agreement obtained from the adoption assistance state which certifies to the eligibility of the child for medical assistance.
(2) The adoptive parents shall be required at least annually to show that the adoption assistance agreement is still in force or has been renewed.
Benefits for a medical assistance identification holder
(b) The Administration shall consider the holder of a medical assistance identification pursuant to this section the same as any other holder of a medical assistance identification under the laws of this State and shall process and make payment on claims on account of the holder in the same manner and pursuant to the same conditions and procedures as for other recipients of medical assistance.
Reciprocal agreements
(c)(1) This section shall apply only to medical assistance for children under adoption assistance agreements from states that provide medical assistance to children with special needs under adoption assistance agreements made by this State.
(2) All other children entitled to medical assistance pursuant to adoption assistance agreements entered into by this State shall be eligible to receive it in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures.


Added by Acts 1999, c. 320, § 2, eff. July 1, 1999.
MD Code, Family Law, § 5-4A-05, MD FAMILY § 5-4A-05
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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