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Text of the To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program ...

...the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

This bill was introduced on January 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 619

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 2009

(for herself and Mr. Grijalva) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases.

1.

Removal of Medicaid exclusion from medical assistance of items and services furnished to patients in an institution for mental diseases

(a)

In general

The first sentence of section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)) is amended, in the matter following paragraph (28)—

(1)

by striking such term does not include— and (A) any and inserting such term does not include any;

(2)

by striking ; or and inserting a period; and

(3)

by striking subparagraph (B).

(b)

Conforming amendments To permit medical assistance for IMD patients under 65 years of age

The following provisions of such Act are each amended by striking 65 years of age or older each place it appears:

(1)

Paragraphs (20) and (21) of section 1902(a) (42 U.S.C. 1396b(a)).

(2)

Section 1905(a)(14) (42 U.S.C. 1396d(a)(14)).

(3)

Section 1919(d)(7)(B)(i)(I) (42 U.S.C. 1396r(d)(7)(B)(i)(I)).

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 2009, and shall apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.