04RS HB580


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HB 580 (BR 1750) - T. Burch, A. Smith

     AN ACT relating to Medicaid estate recovery.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to define terms, provide for exemptions from Medicaid estate recovery, and establish conditions for undue hardship for which estate recovery may not be pursued.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except clarify definitions of "estate" and "surviving child"; delete provisions requiring certain family members that assisted the recipients prior to nursing home admission to have also lived continuously in the home after their admission; clarify the government assistance programs the receipt of which would qualify certain heirs to claim the undue hardship exemption; and allow the Department for Medicaid Services to set a base amount for the exemption that is greater than $10,000.

     HFA (1, A. Smith) - Add a new section to cite this Act as the Molly Mosley Act of 2004.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 88-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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