2007 Regular Session


File Code: Public Health Prior Year Introduction As: SB 1091/06
Sponsored By:
Senators Forehand, Garagiola, and Jacobs
Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Eligibility for Long-Term Care Services - Individuals with Substantial Home Equity


Providing that an individual is not ineligible for nursing facility services or other long-term care services under the Maryland Medical Assistance Program unless the individual's equity interest in the individual's home exceeds $750,000; exempting specified individuals from disqualification for long-term care services under specified circumstances; requiring the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish a waiver process in case of demonstrated hardship; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/8 at 2:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Finance
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Nancy Jacobs, District 34

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Long Term Care -see also- Continuing Care; Nursing Homes
Medical Assistance
Nursing Homes -see also- Continuing Care; Long Term Care
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Health - General
( 15-101 , 15-144 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered