NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The Department of Health and Social Services proposes to adopt an update to the Certificate to Request Federal (Medicaid) or State (General) Funds for Abortion.that is adopted by reference to include specific medical conditions that would be considered as medically necessary.
The Department of Health and Social Services proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7, Chapter 160, of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with abortion payments and adoption by reference, including the following:
- 7 AAC 160.900, Requirements adopted by reference, is proposed to be amended to revise the form titled, Certificate to Request Federal (Medicaid) or State (General) Funds for Abortion. that is adopted by reference to include specific medical conditions that would be considered as medically necessary.
You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to William J. Streur, Commissioner, Department of Health & Social Services, 3601 C Street, Suite 902, Anchorage, AK 99524-0249,
The comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 27, 2013.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact William J. Streur at the address above or by phone at (907) 269-7800 no later than September 20, 2013 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact William J. Streur at the address, phone number, or E-mail address above, or go to the Alaska Online Public Notice System website at: http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/ and click on the attachment at the bottom of the page for this public notice
After the public comment period ends, the Department of Health and Social Services will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.
Statutory Authority: AS 47.05.010, AS 47.05.012, AS 47.07.030, AS 47.07.040.
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 47.05.010, AS 47.05.012, AS 47.07.030, AS 47.07.040.
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
/s/William J. Streur, Commissioner
Department of Health and Social Services
ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS NOTICE INFORMATION
1. Adopting agency: Department of Health and Social Services
2. General subject of regulation: Medicaid Payment for Abortions.
3. Citation of regulation (may be grouped): 7 AAC 160.
4. Reason for the proposed action:
(X) compliance with federal law
( ) compliance with new or changed state statute
( ) compliance with court order
(X) development of program standards
( ) other: (please list)
5. RDU/component affected: Health Care Services
6. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
Initial Year Subsequent
FY 14 Years
Operating Cost $0 $0
Capital Cost $0________ $0_______
Federal receipts $0 $0
General fund match $0 $0
General fund $0________ $0________
program receipts $0 $0________
mental health $0________ $0________
Other funds (specify) $0________ $0________
7. The name of the contact person for the regulations:
William J. Streur, Commissioner
Department of Health & Social Services
3601 C Street, Suite 902
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
8. The origin of the proposed action:
__X__ staff of state agency
_____ federal government
_____ general public
_____ petition for regulation change
_____ other (please list)___________________________________________________
9. Date: 8/16/2013
Prepared by: Kurt D. West