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§ 15-303. Maryland Children’s Health Program; enrollment

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: April 9, 2024

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 15. Assistance Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Maryland Children's Health Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 9, 2024
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-303
§ 15-303. Maryland Children’s Health Program; enrollment
In general
(a)(1) The Department shall be responsible for enrolling program recipients in managed care organizations under the Maryland Children's Health Program established under § 15-301 of this subtitle.
(2) The Department may contract with an entity to perform any part or all of its enrollment responsibilities under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(3) The Department or its enrollment contractor, to the extent feasible in its marketing, outreach, and enrollment programs, shall hire individuals receiving assistance under the Family Investment Program established under Title 5, Subtitle 3 of the Human Services Article.
Duties of Secretary
(b)(1) To the extent allowed under federal law and regulations, the Secretary shall implement expedited eligibility for any individual who applies through the local health department for the Maryland Children's Health Program under § 15-301 of this subtitle, including any individual with associated food stamp, cash assistance, or medical assistance cases.
(2) The Secretary shall designate organizations that may:
(i) Assist individuals in the application process; and
(ii) Perform other outreach functions.
(3) In designating the organizations under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Secretary shall ensure the inclusion of statewide and local organizations that provide services to children of all ages in each region of the State, and shall provide such organizations with:
(i) Forms that are necessary for parents, guardians, and other individuals to submit applications to the Maryland Children's Health Program on behalf of a child; and
(ii) Information on how to assist parents, guardians, and other individuals in completing and filing such applications.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 110, § 2, eff. April 28, 1998. Amended by Acts 2000, c. 15, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2000, c. 16, § 2, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2000, c. 272, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000; Acts 2003, c. 203, § 1, eff. June 1, 2003; Acts 2007, c. 8, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2024, c. 47, § 1, eff. April 9, 2024.
MD Code, Health - General, § 15-303, MD HEALTH GEN § 15-303
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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