Senate File 203 - Enrolled




                                             SENATE FILE 203

                             AN ACT
 RELATING TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE ELIGIBILITY OF TENANTS OF
    AN ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAM FOR BENEFITS THROUGH THE UNITED
    STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:

    Section 1.  NEW SECTION.  231C.5A  ASSESSMENT OF TENANTS ==
 PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.
    An assisted living program receiving reimbursement through
 the medical assistance program under chapter 249A shall assist
 the department of veterans affairs in identifying, upon
 admission of a tenant, the tenant's eligibility for benefits
 through the United States department of veterans affairs.  The
 assisted living program shall also assist the commission of
 veterans affairs in determining such eligibility for tenants
 residing in the program on July 1, 2009.  The department of
 inspections and appeals, in cooperation with the department of
 human services, shall adopt rules to administer this section,
 including a provision that ensures that if a tenant is
 eligible for benefits through the United States department of
 veterans affairs or other third=party payor, the payor of last
 resort for reimbursement to the assisted living program is the
 medical assistance program.  The rules shall also require the
 assisted living program to request information from a tenant
 or tenant's personal representative regarding the tenant's
 veteran status and to report to the department of veterans
 affairs only the names of tenants identified as potential
 veterans along with the names of their spouses and any
 dependents.  Information reported by the assisted living
 program shall be verified by the department of veterans
 affairs.


                                                             
                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
                               President of the Senate


                                                             
                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
                               Speaker of the House

    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the Senate and
 is known as Senate File 203, Eighty=third General Assembly.


                                                             
                               MICHAEL E. MARSHALL
                               Secretary of the Senate
 Approved                , 2009


                                
 CHESTER J. CULVER
 Governor

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