Bill Status of SB2605 98th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAID-DENTAL LIMITS-EXMPTS
Sen. Heather A. Steans - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Melinda Bush - Mattie Hunter
| 1/13/2015||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Assistance Article of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Exempts pregnant women, persons who are classified as mentally or developmentally disabled, persons who are aged, blind, or disabled, persons who are being treated at a dental school as part of the clinical education process for dental students, and persons treated at a public health clinic or a federally qualified health center (FQHC) from a provision limiting adult dental services to emergencies. Deletes language requiring the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to recognize certain conditions as emergencies. Provides that (i) the Department shall limit the ALL KIDS school-based dental program; (ii) school-based dental providers must provide children receiving an oral health score of 2 or 3 indicating the need for restorative or urgent follow-up care with the diagnosed follow-up care by providing the care themselves at the school or at the provider's local clinic or the children must be referred by the provider's case manager to a dental provider who is willing to accept each child into the provider's practice to perform required follow-up care and provide a dental home; and (iii) the Department may limit dental coverage for children to 2 cleanings and 2 fluoride treatments per year regardless of where the services are performed and shall require prior approval from any requests exceeding this limit. In a provision concerning a dental clinic grant program administered by the Department, adds dental school clinics to the list of dental entities that can apply for grant money. In addition to other specified expenses, provides that grant moneys must be used for those services provided as part of the educational process at State dental schools. Effective immediately.