(A) The department of job and family services may provide medical assistance under the medicaid program, as long as federal funds are provided for such assistance, to each former participant of the Ohio works first program established under Chapter 5107. of the Revised Code who meets all of the following requirements:
(1) Is ineligible to participate in Ohio works first solely as a result of increased income due to employment;
(2) Is not covered by, and does not have access to, medical insurance coverage through the employer with benefits comparable to those provided under this section, as determined in accordance with rules adopted by the director of job and family services under division (B) of this section;
(3) Meets any other requirement established by rule adopted under division (B) of this section.
(B) The director of job and family services shall adopt such rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code as are necessary to implement and administer the medical assistance program under this section.
(C) A person seeking to participate in a program of medical assistance under this section shall apply to the county department of job and family services in the county in which the applicant resides. The application shall be made on a form prescribed by the department of job and family services and furnished by the county department.
(D) If the county department of job and family services determines that a person is eligible to receive medical assistance under this section, the department shall provide assistance, to the same extent and in the same manner as medical assistance is provided to a person eligible for medical assistance pursuant to division (C)(1)(a) of section 5111.01 of the Revised Code, for no longer than twelve months, beginning the month after the date the participant's eligibility for Ohio works first is terminated.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Effective Date: 10-01-2005