SB 108 Extends medical assistance beyond the age of eighteen for certain foster children
Sponsor: Wilson
LR Number: 0399S.01I Fiscal Note: 0399-01
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 2/20/2007 - Hearing Cancelled S Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 108 - This act allows medical assistance to be provided to foster children beyond their eighteenth birthday under certain conditions. A foster child who reaches the age of 18 and is enrolled in and attending high school or pursuing a graduation equivalence degree (GED) may continue to receive medical assistance until the child completes high school or an equivalency degree or reaches the age of 19, whichever comes first. A foster child who is enrolled in a vocational or higher education institution by October 1 following graduation from high school or the completion of an equivalency degree may continue to receive medical assistance until the child completes his or her education or reaches the age of 22, whichever comes first. The child must enroll in at least 12 hours of credit per semester and maintain grades sufficient to re-enroll at the institution.

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