Bill Status of HB1599 95th General Assembly
Short Description: CD CORR-MEDICAID SCREENING
Rep. Wyvetter H. Younge
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that prior to release of a person on parole, mandatory supervised release, final discharge, or pardon the Department of Corrections shall screen that person for Medicaid eligibility. Requires prison officials to assist an eligible person fill out a Medicaid application to ensure that the person begins receiving benefits immediately after his or her release.