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Adoptive Parents Payments To Outside Providers

Concerning allowing adoptive parents who are parties to adoption assistance agreements to pay for medical services that would otherwise be reimbursable under the agreement.
2021 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill permits adoptive parents who are parties to an adoption assistance agreement (agreement) to pay for services or items from a provider that is not enrolled in the medical assistance program. These services or items would otherwise be reimbursable under the medical assistance program pursuant to the terms of the agreement. The adoptive parents must determine if the special needs of the child or youth require items or services from the provider and must enter into a documented agreement with the provider in which the adoptive parents agree to bear the cost of the items or services.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Bernett, Rep. T. Van Beber
Sen. S. Jaquez Lewis



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