Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/559

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PUBLIC LAW 106-354—OCT. 24, 2000 114 STAT. 1383 "(B) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary may issue regulations further Hmiting those entities that may become qualified entities in order to prevent fraud and abuse and for other reasons. "(C) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as preventing a State from limiting the classes of entities that may become qualified entities, consistent with any limitations imposed under subparagraph (B). " (c) ADMINISTRATION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— The State agency shall provide qualified entities with— "(A) such forms as are necessary for an application to be made by an individual described in subsection (a) for medical assistance under the State plan; and "(B) information on how to assist such individuals in completing and filing such forms. "(2) NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.—^A qualified entity that determines under subsection (b)(1)(A) that an individual described in subsection (a) is presumptively eligible for medical assistance under a State plan shall— "(A) notify the State agency of the determination within 5 working days after the date on which determination is made; and "(B) inform such individual at the time the determination is made that an application for medical assistance under the State plan is required to be made by not later than the last day of the month following the month during which the determination is made. "(3) APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.— In the case of an individual described in subsection (a) who is determined by a qualified entity to be presumptively eligible for medical assistance under a State plan, the individual shall apply for medical assistance under such plan by not later than the last day of the month following the month during which the determination is made. "(d) PAYMENT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, medical assistance that— "(1) is furnished to an individual described in subsection (a)- "(A) during a presumptive eligibility period; "(B) by a entity that is eligible for pa3anents under the State plan; and "(2) is included in the care and services covered by the State plan, shall be treated as medical assistance provided by such plan for purposes of clause (4) of the first sentence of section 1905(b).". (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. — (A) Section 1902(a)(47) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(47)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon at the end the following: "and provide for making medical assistance available to individuals described in subsection (a) of section 1920B during a presumptive eligibility period in accordance with such section". (B) Section 1903(u)(l)(D)(v) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(u)(l)(D)(v)) is amended— (i) by striking "or for" and inserting ", for"; and