“Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, Section 1373: Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program” (210-RICR-40-15-1)
|Title||210||Executive Office of Health and Human Services|
|Chapter||40||Medicaid for Elders and Adults with Disabilities|
|Subchapter||15||Disabled Working Adults|
|Part||1||“Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, Section 1373: Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program” (210-RICR-40-15-1)|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Effective||03/24/2020 to 03/19/2021|
Regulation Authority :
Chapters 40-6 and 40-8, 40-8.7. of the Rhode Island General Laws, as amended; Title XIX of the Social Security Act
Purpose and Reason :
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services proposes to amend the regulation currently in effect entitled, Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, “Section 1373: Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program” and re-codify it as “Medicaid for Working Adults with Disabilities”, 210-RICR-40-15-1. This regulation contains amended provisions related to the unique Medicaid eligibility pathway – known as the Sherlock Plan – that enables working adults with disabilities who are otherwise Medicaid ineligible or unable to obtain needed employment supports to buy into the program at a low monthly cost. Additionally, this rule establishes provisions for disregarding all or a portion of the earned income of adults with disabilities who work when receiving Medicaid.
Editorial Notes :
The agency requested an extension to the effective dates allowed by R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.10 for this emergency amendment which was promulgated on March 24, 2020. The extension was granted in accordance with Executive Order 20-111 which permits extensions for sixty (60) days. As a result of this additional extension, the effective dates have been revised and the regulation will now become ineffective on March 19, 2021.
Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :