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House Bill No. 6787

Public Act No. 05-24

AN ACT CONCERNING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 17b-261 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (i) as follows (Effective July 1, 2005):

(NEW) (i) Medical assistance shall be provided, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e) of section 17a-6, to any child under the supervision of the Commissioner of Children and Families who is not receiving Medicaid benefits, has not yet qualified for Medicaid benefits or is otherwise ineligible for such benefits because of institutional status. To the extent practicable, the Commissioner of Children and Families shall apply for, or assist such child in qualifying for, the Medicaid program.

Approved May 9, 2005