“Medicaid Code of Administrative Rules, Section 1373: Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program” (210-RICR-40-15-1)


210-RICR-40-15-1 ACTIVE RULE EMERGENCY RULE

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
Regulation Status Active
Effective 03/24/2020 to 11/19/2020

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 adoption which was promulgated on March 24, 2020. The extension was granted in accordance with Executive Order 20-72 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 November 19, 2020.

Brief statement of Reason for Finding Imminent Peril :

Covid