Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 2486 -- Transportation and Ancillary Services for Medical

Sponsor:  Lipke

This bill establishes the Evan de Mello Reimbursement Program
within the departments of Health and Senior Services and Mental
Health to provide financial assistance for the cost of
transportation and ancillary services associated with the medical
treatment of an eligible child.  The program is the payer of last
resort after all other available sources have been exhausted, and
reimbursement is subject to appropriations.  To be eligible for
assistance under the program, a child must be suffering from a
condition or impairment that results in severe physical illness
or impairments, in need of transportation or ancillary services
due to his or her condition, certified by a physician of the
child's choice as a child who will likely benefit from medical
services, and required to travel at least 100 miles for medical
services and the child's parents or guardian are unable to pay
the travel expenses.

The departments must establish rules which include an application
and review process, a cap on benefits that cannot be less than
$5,000 per recipient, and household income eligibility limits
which cannot exceed 350% of the federal poverty level.

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94th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
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