N.J.S.A 44:10-40. Medical assistance allowed, certain

44:10-40. Medical assistance allowed, certain

7. a. Single adults and couples without dependent children shall not be eligible for medical assistance for inpatient or outpatient hospital care or long-term care under the program, except that medical assistance shall be provided for the following, in accordance with regulations adopted by the commissioner:

(1) inpatient hospitalization costs for a recipient of general public assistance pursuant to P.L.1947, C. 156 (44:8-107. Short title, other references et seq.) who is admitted to a special hospital licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services which is not eligible to receive a charity care subsidy from the Health Care Subsidy Fund established pursuant to P.L.1992, C. 160 (C. 26:2H-18.51. Findings, declarations et al.) and to which payments were made prior to July 1, 1991 on behalf of patients receiving general public assistance;

(2) nursing home costs for a person residing in a non-Medicaid certified nursing facility prior to July 1, 1995, whose income is above the Medicaid institutional cap and who does not otherwise qualify for State-funded nursing home care as a medically needy person pursuant to P.L.1968, C. 413 (C. 30:4D-1. Short title et seq.), to be paid for out of a separate account from the Medicaid program; which assistance shall continue until the person is no longer eligible for long-term care; and

(3) nursing home costs for an alien residing in a Medicaid certified nursing facility prior to the effective date of this act who is not Medicaid-eligible under Pub.L.104-193; which assistance shall continue until the person is no longer eligible for long-term care.

b. The provisions of this section shall not affect the eligibility of a single adult or a couple without dependent children for the New Jersey FamilyCare Health Coverage Program established pursuant to section 4 of Phamplet Law 2000, Chapter 71 (C. 30:4J-4).

L.1997,C. 13,S.7; amended 2000, C. 71, S.8.

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