1. Authorization.  To the extent permitted by federal law, with regard to the Medicare Part D benefit established in the federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, the department may:
A. Serve as an authorized representative for MaineCare members for the purpose of enrollment into a Medicare Part D plan; [2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

B. Apply for Medicare Part D benefits and subsidies on behalf of MaineCare members; [2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

C. Establish rules by which MaineCare members may opt out of the procedures under paragraphs A and B; [2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

D. At its discretion, file exceptions and appeals on behalf of MaineCare members who are beneficiaries under Medicare Part D. The department may identify a designee for this function; and [2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]

E. Identify objective criteria for evaluating Medicare Part D plans for the purposes of assisting or enrolling MaineCare members in Medicare Part D plans. [2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW).]
(As enacted by PL 2005, c. 457, Pt. JJJ, §1 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 22, SECTION 3174-KK)

[ 2005, c. 401, Pt. B, §1 (NEW) .]

SECTION HISTORY

RR 2005, c. 1, §7 (RAL). 2005, c. 401, §B1 (NEW). 2005, c. 457, §JJJ1 (NEW).

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-II

  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.