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Applications For Aid To The Needy Disabled Program

Concerning authorization to verify the disability of an applicant to the aid to the needy disabled program.
2018 Regular Session
Human Services
Bill Summary

Under current law, in order to receive assistance under the aid to the needy disabled program, an applicant must be examined by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse, or registered nurse. The bill adds to the list of persons authorized to perform an examination a licensed psychologist, or any other licensed or certified health care personnel the department of human services deems appropriate. Any person who performs an examination is required to certify the diagnosis, prognosis, and other relevant medical or mental factors relating to the applicant's disability.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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