2016 Florida Statutes
391.029 Program eligibility.—
(1) Eligibility for the Children’s Medical Services program is based on the diagnosis of one or more chronic and serious medical conditions and the family’s need for specialized services.
(2) The following individuals are eligible to receive services through the program:
(a) A high-risk pregnant female who is enrolled in Medicaid.
(b) Children with serious special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age who are enrolled in Medicaid.
(c) Children with serious special health care needs from birth to 19 years of age who are enrolled in a program under Title XXI of the Social Security Act.
(3) Subject to the availability of funds, the following individuals may receive services through the program:
(a) Children with serious special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age who do not qualify for Medicaid or Title XXI of the Social Security Act but who are unable to access, due to lack of providers or lack of financial resources, specialized services that are medically necessary or essential family support services. Families shall participate financially in the cost of care based on a sliding fee scale established by the department.
(b) Children with special health care needs from birth to 21 years of age, as provided in Title V of the Social Security Act.
(c) An infant who receives an award of compensation under s. 766.31(1). The Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association shall reimburse the Children’s Medical Services Network the state’s share of funding, which must thereafter be used to obtain matching federal funds under Title XXI of the Social Security Act.
(4) Any child who has been provided with surgical or medical care or treatment under this act prior to being adopted and has serious and chronic special health needs shall continue to be eligible to be provided with such care or treatment after his or her adoption, regardless of the financial ability of the persons adopting the child.
History.—s. 6, ch. 13620, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 3640(6); s. 1, ch. 57-21; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 73-114; s. 178, ch. 77-147; s. 1, ch. 77-159; ss. 8, 13, 14, ch. 78-106; s. 1, ch. 78-332; s. 696, ch. 95-148; s. 8, ch. 98-288; s. 73, ch. 2003-416; s. 39, ch. 2004-5; s. 17, ch. 2004-350; s. 79, ch. 2012-184.
Note.—Subsection (3) former s. 391.046; subsection (4) former s. 391.07.