The commissioner shall cooperate with the federal government in order to qualify for federal financial participation in the medical assistance program. All persons should be aware that parts 9505.0010 to 9505.0140 of the medical assistance program may be superseded by a change in state or federal law or by a court order prior to the agency having an opportunity to amend these rules.
The medical assistance program is administered by local agencies under the supervision of the commissioner. The commissioner shall supervise the medical assistance program on a statewide basis so that local agencies comply with the standards of the program.
A local agency shall provide fair and equal treatment to an applicant or recipient according to statewide policies. The commissioner is authorized to correct a policy or practice that conflicts with statewide program requirements. A local agency shall comply with procedures and forms prescribed by the commissioner in bulletins and manuals insofar as they are consistent with parts 9505.0010 to 9505.0140.
MS s 256B.04
11 SR 1069
January 14, 2010