as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/02/2020 10:28am
A bill for an act
relating to human services; modifying medical assistance requirements for persons
needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 256B.057, subdivision 10.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.057, subdivision 10, is amended to read:
Medical assistance may be paid for a person who:
(1) has been screened for breast or cervical cancer by deleted text beginthe Minnesotadeleted text endnew text beginnew text end breast and cervical cancer control program, and program
funds have been used to pay for the person's screening;
(2) according to the person's treating health professional, needs treatment, including
diagnostic services necessary to determine the extent and proper course of treatment, for
breast or cervical cancer, including precancerous conditions and early stage cancer;
(3) meets the income eligibility guidelines for deleted text beginthe Minnesotadeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
breast and cervical cancer control program;
(4) is under age 65;
(5) is not otherwise eligible for medical assistance under United States Code, title 42,
section 1396a(a)(10)(A)(i); and
(6) is not otherwise covered under creditable coverage, as defined under United States
Code, title 42, section 1396a(aa).
(b) Medical assistance provided for an eligible person under this subdivision shall be
limited to services provided during the period that the person receives treatment for breast
or cervical cancer.
(c) A person meeting the criteria in paragraph (a) is eligible for medical assistance
without meeting the eligibility criteria relating to income and assets in section 256B.056,
subdivisions 1a to 5a.