5160.30 Administrative activities for medical assistance programs.

(A) Except as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the department of medicaid may accept applications, determine eligibility, redetermine eligibility, and perform related administrative activities for medical assistance programs.

(B) The department may enter into agreements with one or more agencies of the federal government, the state, other states, and local governments of this or other states to accept applications, determine eligibility, redetermine eligibility, and perform related administrative activities on behalf of the department with respect to medical assistance programs.

(C) If federal law requires a face-to-face interview to complete an eligibility determination for a medical assistance program, the department shall not conduct the face-to-face interview.

(D) Subject to division (C) of this section, if the department elects to accept applications, determine eligibility, redetermine eligibility, and perform related administrative activities for a medical assistance program, both of the following apply:

(1) An individual may apply for the medical assistance program to the department or an agency authorized by an agreement entered into under division (B) of this section to accept the individual's application;

(2) The department is subject to federal statutes and regulations and state statutes and rules that require, permit, or prohibit an action regarding accepting applications, determining or redetermining eligibility, and performing related administrative activities for the medical assistance program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.