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LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA
ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH LEGISLATURE
FIRST SESSION
LEGISLATIVE BILL 67
Introduced by Day, 49.
Read first time January 07, 2021
Committee:
1 A BILL FOR AN ACT relating to the Medical Assistance Act; to amend
2 section 68-907, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska; to change and
3 eliminate definitions relating to school-based health centers; and
4 to repeal the original section.
5 Be it enacted by the people of the State of Nebraska,
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1 Section 1. Section 68-907, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, is
2 amended to read:
3 68-907 For purposes of the Medical Assistance Act:
4 (1) Committee means the Health and Human Services Committee of the
5 Legislature;
6 (2) Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;
7 (3) Medicaid Reform Plan means the Medicaid Reform Plan submitted on
8 December 1, 2005, pursuant to the Medicaid Reform Act enacted pursuant to
9 Laws 2005, LB 709;
10 (4) Medicaid state plan means the comprehensive written document,
11 developed and amended by the department and approved by the federal
12 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which describes the nature
13 and scope of the medical assistance program and provides assurances that
14 the department will administer the program in compliance with federal
15 requirements;
16 (5) Provider means a person providing health care or related
17 services under the medical assistance program;
18 (6) School-based health center means a health center that:
19 (a) Is located in or is adjacent to a school facility;
20 (b) Is organized through school, school district, learning
21 community, community, and provider relationships;
22 (c) Is administered by a sponsoring facility; and
23 (d) Does not perform abortion services or refer or counsel for
24 abortion services;
25 (d) Provides school-based health services onsite during school hours
26 to children and adolescents by health care professionals in accordance
27 with state and local laws, rules, and regulations, established standards,
28 and community practice;
29 (e) Does not perform abortion services or refer or counsel for
30 abortion services and does not dispense, prescribe, or counsel for
31 contraceptive drugs or devices; and
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1 (f) Does not serve as a child's or an adolescent's medical or dental
2 home but augments and supports services provided by the medical or dental
3 home;
4 (7) School-based health services may include any combination of the
5 following as determined in partnership with a sponsoring facility, the
6 school district, and the community:
7 (a) Medical health;
8 (b) Behavioral and mental health;
9 (c) Preventive health; and
10 (d) Oral health;
11 (7) (8) Sponsoring facility means:
12 (a) A hospital;
13 (b) A public health department as defined in section 71-1626;
14 (c) A federally qualified health center as defined in section
15 1905(l)(2)(B) of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)
16 (B), as such act and section existed on January 1, 2010;
17 (d) A nonprofit health care entity whose mission is to provide
18 access to comprehensive primary health care services;
19 (e) A school or school district; or
20 (f) A program administered by the Indian Health Service or the
21 federal Bureau of Indian Affairs or operated by an Indian tribe or tribal
22 organization under the federal Indian Self-Determination and Education
23 Assistance Act, or an urban Indian program under Title V of the federal
24 Indian Health Care Improvement Act, as such acts existed on January 1,
25 2010; and
26 (8) (9) Waiver means the waiver of applicability to the state of one
27 or more provisions of federal law relating to the medical assistance
28 program based on an application by the department and approval of such
29 application by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
30 Sec. 2. Original section 68-907, Reissue Revised Statutes of
31 Nebraska, is repealed.
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