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256L.01 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. For purposes of sections 256L.01 to 256L.18, the following terms
shall have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 1a. Child. "Child" means an individual under 21 years of age, including the unborn
child of a pregnant woman, an emancipated minor, and an emancipated minor's spouse.
    Subd. 2. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of human services.
    Subd. 3. Eligible providers. "Eligible providers" means those health care providers who
provide covered health services to medical assistance recipients under rules established by the
commissioner for that program.
    Subd. 3a. Family with children. (a) "Family with children" means:
(1) parents and their children residing in the same household; or
(2) grandparents, foster parents, relative caretakers as defined in the medical assistance
program, or legal guardians; and their wards who are children residing in the same household.
(b) The term includes children who are temporarily absent from the household in settings
such as schools, camps, or parenting time with noncustodial parents.
    Subd. 4. Gross individual or gross family income. (a) "Gross individual or gross family
income" for nonfarm self-employed means income calculated for the six-month period of
eligibility using the net profit or loss reported on the applicant's federal income tax form for
the previous year and using the medical assistance families with children methodology for
determining allowable and nonallowable self-employment expenses and countable income.
(b) "Gross individual or gross family income" for farm self-employed means income
calculated for the six-month period of eligibility using as the baseline the adjusted gross income
reported on the applicant's federal income tax form for the previous year and adding back in
reported depreciation amounts that apply to the business in which the family is currently engaged.
(c) "Gross individual or gross family income" means the total income for all family members,
calculated for the six-month period of eligibility.
    Subd. 5. Income. (a) "Income" has the meaning given for earned and unearned income for
families and children in the medical assistance program, according to the state's aid to families
with dependent children plan in effect as of July 16, 1996. The definition does not include medical
assistance income methodologies and deeming requirements. The earned income of full-time
and part-time students under age 19 is not counted as income. Public assistance payments and
supplemental security income are not excluded income.
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, and unless otherwise specified in this section, the
commissioner shall use reasonable methods to calculate gross earned and unearned income
including, but not limited to, projecting income based on income received within the past 30
days, the last 90 days, or the last 12 months.
History: 1986 c 444; 1987 c 403 art 2 s 63; 1988 c 689 art 2 s 137; 1989 c 282 art 3 s 33;
1990 c 568 art 3 s 14; 1992 c 549 art 4 s 2,19; 1993 c 345 art 9 s 1; 1998 c 407 art 5 s 7; 2000 c
444 art 2 s 5; 2002 c 374 art 10 s 13; 2005 c 98 art 2 s 15; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 8 s 55,56

NOTE: The amendment to subdivision 4 by Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4,
article 8, section 55, is effective August 1, 2007, or upon HealthMatch implementation, whichever
is later. Laws 2005, First Special Session chapter 4, article 8, section 55, the effective date.