2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2O-3 - Eligibility for financial assistance


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2O-3 (2013) What's This?

26:2O-3. Eligibility for financial assistance
3. a. A person with cystic fibrosis is eligible for assistance under this act for the purchase of supplemental, nutritious foods and prescription drugs and medical supplies and equipment that are necessary for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, if the person is 18 years of age or older and (1) the person's annual income is less than $30,000; or (2) the person's annual income is $30,000 or greater, but the person has incurred, within the last 12 months, prescription drug and medical supplies and equipment costs related to the treatment of cystic fibrosis, the total cost of which, when deducted from the person's income, reduces the person's income to under $30,000.

b. A person with cystic fibrosis who is 18 years of age or older who has health insurance is eligible for financial assistance under this act of up to $500 per year to help meet the cost of the deductible on the insurance policy if the person's annual income is less than $30,000. This financial assistance may be provided in addition to assistance for the purchase of supplemental, nutritious foods and pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies and equipment.

c. Beginning in January 1995 and annually thereafter, the income eligibility limits provided in subsections a. and b. of this section shall increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index published by the federal government. The Commissioner of Health shall annually adopt the new income eligibility limits by regulation, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.).

L.1989,c.270,s.3; amended 1995,c.80.


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