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  217.930.  Suspension of MO HealthNet medical assistance in lieu of termination, when. — 1.  (1)  Medical assistance under MO HealthNet shall be suspended, rather than cancelled or terminated, for a person who is an offender in a correctional center if:

  (a)  The department of social services is notified of the person's entry into the correctional center;

  (b)  On the date of entry, the person was enrolled in the MO HealthNet program; and

  (c)  The person is eligible for MO HealthNet except for institutional status.

  (2)  A suspension under this subsection shall end on the date the person is no longer an offender in a correctional center.

  (3)  Upon release from incarceration, such person shall continue to be eligible for receipt of MO HealthNet benefits until such time as the person is otherwise determined to no longer be eligible for the program.

  2.  The department of corrections shall notify the department of social services:

  (1)  Within twenty days after receiving information that a person receiving benefits under MO HealthNet is or will be an offender in a correctional center; and

  (2)  Within forty-five days prior to the release of a person who is qualified for suspension under subsection 1 of this section.


(L. 2019 S.B. 514)

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