An Act To Restore Community Support Services for Adults with Mental Illness
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3172, sub-§1-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §3174-FF, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 673, Pt. MMM, §1, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §3174-FF, sub-§3, ¶C-1 is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. Rules. The Department of Health and Human Services shall amend its rules governing eligibility for members of the MaineCare program to receive community support services under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 3174-FF, subsection 3, paragraph C-1 that include all MaineCare members who were previously eligible for community support services under the department's rules in effect on February 1, 2016. Pursuant to Title 22, section 3174-FF, subsection 3, paragraph C-1, these rules are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A and must be provisionally adopted by the department and submitted to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2018.
This bill restores access to services for persons with mental illness under Chapter 101: MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 17 to those persons who were eligible for those services before the Department of Health and Human Services adopted new eligibility rules in 2016.