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PUBLIC Law, Chapter 162

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An Act To Ensure the Provision of Medical Assessments for Youth in Foster Care

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4063-A,  as enacted by PL 1991, c. 194, is amended to read:

§ 4063-A. Medical and psychological examination; provision of medical information

1. Physical examination required.   The department shall ensure that a child ordered into its custody receives an appointment for a medical examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner within 10 working days after the department's custody of the child commences.
2. Psychological assessment.   If the physician or nurse practitioner who performs a physical examination pursuant to subsection 1 determines that a psychological assessment of the child is appropriate, the department shall ensure that an appointment is obtained for such an assessment within 30 days of the physical examination.
3 Medical, dental, educational and behavioral assessment reimbursable.   The department shall provide for reimbursement under MaineCare for a comprehensive medical, dental, educational and behavioral assessment, which includes obtaining relevant records, when a child enters the custody of the department. The department shall adopt routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A to implement this subsection.

Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.

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