The State Department of Human Resources shall provide coverage and benefits for a child who is in another state and who is covered by an adoption assistance agreement made by the State Department of Human Resources for coverage or benefits, if any, not provided by the residence state. To this end, the adoptive parents acting for the child must obtain prior approval from the State Department of Human Resources and may submit evidence of payment for services or benefit amounts not payable in the residence state and shall be reimbursed therefor. However, there shall be no reimbursement for services or benefit amounts covered under any insurance or other third party medical contract or arrangement held by the child or the adoptive parents. The State Department of Human Resources shall make regulations implementing this section. Among other things, such regulations shall include procedures to be followed in obtaining prior approvals for service in those instances where required for the assistance.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-662, p. 1267, §8.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 26-10B-8

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • RESIDENCE STATE: The state of which the child is a resident by virtue of the residence of the adoptive parents. See Alabama Code 26-10B-3
  • state: A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or a territory or possession of or administered by the United States. See Alabama Code 26-10B-3