Maine Revised Statutes

§3521. Medical eye care program

The department shall provide medical eye services, within the amounts appropriated by the Legislature, including corrective glasses, to individuals who have an annual income not exceeding 80% of the State's median income adjusted for family size and who have: [1999, c. 790, Pt. B, §3 (NEW).]

1. Eye disorder.  A significant eye disorder that, if untreated, may progress to blindness; or
[ 1999, c. 790, Pt. B, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Visual acuity of 20/70 or worse.  A visual acuity after correction of 20/70 or worse in the better eye.
[ 1999, c. 790, Pt. B, §3 (NEW) .]

The department shall, after hearing, in a manner consistent with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, adopt rules governing eligibility, application procedures, services covered and reimbursement procedures, including member responsibility for a $10 copayment for prescriptions; a $10 copayment for an office visit to a physician, optometrist or optician; and a $50 copayment for a hospital procedure or an ambulatory surgical center procedure. The authority to adopt rules granted by this paragraph is deemed to be the same authority granted by former section 3501-B. [2003, c. 20, Pt. K, §13 (AMD).]

1999, c. 790, §B3 (NEW). 2003, c. 20, §K13 (AMD).