2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES
Chapter 167 Pupils and Special Services
Section 167.609 Underwriting of costs, determination of amount, assessment — disbursement transfer to health initiatives fund, arrangement — method of disbursement of funds — procedure.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 167.609 (2017)

Effective 28 Aug 1993

Title XI EDUCATION AND LIBRARIES

Chapter 167

167.609. Underwriting of costs, determination of amount, assessment — disbursement transfer to health initiatives fund, arrangement — method of disbursement of funds — procedure. — 1. The director of the department of social services shall at least annually determine the amount of money each public school district which elects to participate as a Medicaid provider shall contribute to underwrite the costs associated with the services provided for in section 167.606. Each public school district shall be provided the assessment for each school year by the director of the department of social services. Notice of each district's assessment shall also be provided to the commissioner of the office of administration.

2. (1) The office of administration, the department of social services and the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop procedures whereby public schools or school districts may arrange to have a portion of the disbursement which they are to receive pursuant to section 163.031 transferred to the health initiatives fund established in section 191.831 for the purpose of earning federal funds pursuant to the intergovernmental transfer provisions of the federal Medicaid law, 42 U.S.C. 1396, et seq. The office of administration, the department of social services and the department of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this subsection.

(2) Public schools or school districts participating in this transfer arrangement shall receive the original transferred amount plus federal funds. The original transferred amount plus federal funds shall not be less than two hundred percent of the original transferred amount. The department of social services shall determine such percentage by a formula established by rule and regulation.

(3) The original amount transferred on behalf of the school or school district to the health initiatives fund shall be disbursed pursuant to section 163.031 to the participating school or school district and shall be deposited by such school or district in the same manner as are all other moneys disbursed pursuant to section 163.031. The federal funds shall be disbursed to the school or school district directly, shall not be subject to section 163.031, and shall be used for school health purposes or programs used to generate Medicaid funds.

(4) The procedures developed pursuant to this section shall assure that:

(a) Public schools or school districts shall not receive less money than they would have otherwise received; and

(b) Nonparticipating public schools or school districts shall not receive their money at a later time than they would have otherwise received their money; and

(c) Participating public schools or school districts shall not receive their money at a later time than they would have otherwise received their money, except with their express written consent.

3. If a public school or school district which elects to be a Medicaid provider and to contribute to the costs associated with providing EPSDT services and enhanced primary and preventive care to Medicaid eligible children in the service area has a disproportionate number of eligible resident children not included in the calculation of state funding under section 163.081, then the department of social services shall work with that public school or school district to ensure the most accessible care for school age children and the department of social services shall commit general revenue funds necessary to ensure access to EPSDT services and primary and preventive health services for all eligible resident children. The department may also make arrangements with health care service providers listed in subsection 4 of section 167.606 to assist in providing such services in the service area.

(L. 1993 H.B. 564 § 4)

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