Introduced by Sen. Michael Switalski D- on March 27, 2007
To require the Department of Community Health to promulgate rules to create a Medicaid estate recovery program, in which the cost of services provided to Medicaid recipients (most often nursing home or long-term care services) may be recovered from the person’s estate after death. The rules must include provisions waiving recovery based on undue hardship, for the attachment and enforcement of liens, and for waiving recovery based on cost-effectiveness. Since Medicaid is for people with few assets, estate recovery programs allow the state to seek reimbursement from a person's estate. The federal government requires states to have Medicaid estate recovery programs. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on March 27, 2007
Reported in the Senate on April 4, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on September 20, 2007
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 20, 2007