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July 10, 2002
as posted in 5 daily Maine newspapers

NOTICE OF STATE RULE-MAKING

Public Input for Proposed and Adopted Rules

Notices are published each Wednesday to alert the public regarding state agency rule-making. You may obtain a copy of any rule by notifying the agency contact person. You may also comment on the rule, and/or attend the public hearing. If no hearing is scheduled, you may request one -- the agency may then schedule a hearing, and must do so if 5 or more persons request it. If you are disabled or need special services to attend a hearing, please notify the agency contact person at least 7 days prior to it. Petitions: you can petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal any rule; the agency must provide you with petition forms, and must respond to your petition within 60 days. The agency must enter rule-making if the petition is signed by 150 or more registered voters, and may begin rule-making if there are fewer. You can also petition the Legislature to review a rule; the Executive Director of the Legislative Council (115 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, phone 207/287-1615) will provide you with the necessary petition forms. The appropriate legislative committee will review a rule upon receipt of a petition from 100 or more registered voters, or from "...any person who may be directly, substantially and adversely affected by the application of a rule..." (Title 5 Section 11112). World-Wide Web: Copies of the weekly notices and the full texts of adopted rule chapters may be found on the World-Wide Web at: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/.


PROPOSALS

AGENCY: 06-096 - Department of Environmental Protection
RULE TITLE: Ch. 101, Visible Emissions Regulation and Ch. 100, Definitions
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P176
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Department is proposing to repeal and replace the Ch. 101, Visible Emissions Regulation, which establishes opacity limits for emissions from fuel burning sources, recovery boilers, general process sources and fugitive emission sources. Opacity is the degree that the background is obscured by the emissions from a stack or fugitive source. The proposed amendments change the averaging times that determine compliance with this rule and make the opacity limit on certain fuel burning sources more stringent. Other opacity limits addressed in the rule vary depending on the type of source and/or the type of emissions. Incinerators, permitted open burning, and municipal waste combusters are not regulated by this rule. The following definitions have been added or amended in Ch. 100, Definitions: fuel burning equipment, fugitive emissions, general process source, recovery boiler, six minute block average for non-continuous opacity monitors and six minute block average for continuous opacity monitors. Copies of this rule are available upon request by contacting the Agency contact person listed below. Pursuant to Maine law, interested parties must be publicly notified of the proposed rulemaking, the public hearing and be provided an opportunity for comment. Any party interested in providing public comment can testify at the public hearing or provide written comments before the end of the comment period. All comments should be sent to the Agency contact person.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 38 MRSA 585 and 585-A
PUBLIC HEARING: August 1, 2002, 2:30 p.m., Holiday Inn/Ground Round, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 21, 2002, 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Carolyn Wheeler
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Air Quality Control, Department of Environmental Protection
ADDRESS: 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-2437


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 150, Hospital Finance Rules
PROPOSED RULE N UMBER: 2002-P177
CONCISE SUMMARY: These rule changes are being proposed to update poverty guidelines to 2002 dollar amounts, remove references to the Maine Health Care Finance Commission, gross patient service revenue limits and severely affected hospital funds and correct grammar and punctuation errors.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING None Scheduled; one may be requested.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 21, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Gregory Nadeau, Health Planner
AGENCY NAME:. Division of Policy and Programs
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9367
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 332, Maine Medicaid Eligibility Manual - MaineCare Limited Benefit for People Living with HIV/AIDS
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P178
CONCISE SUMMARY: Effective July 2002, MaineCare will provide Limited Benefit to people living with HIV/AIDS. Individuals must have monthly income under 250% of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,846 for 1 person), be HIV positive and follow an agreed upon treatment regimen. There will be a monthly premium of $20 - $40 depending on income. There is no asset criteria. There is an enrollment cap and a waiting list will be maintained by the Bureau of Health.
THIS RULE WILL HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 3173
PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled unless requested by 5 or more people.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 11, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Feltes, Medicaid Program Manager
AGENCY NAME: Department of Human Services
ADDRESS: Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5088
TTY: (207) 287-6948 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 115, Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities Room and Board Costs
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P179
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed rules revise language regarding adjustments of the program allowance and the inflation allowance such that they are set at the discretion of the Commissioner to the extent that funds are available. These rules also remove some laundry, housekeeping, and dietary staff wages from the room and board component of this chapter, for those staff who provide direct personal care services in a Private Non-Medical Institution. The Department also made other minor edits to update name changes of the MaineCare program.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: August 2, 2002, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Department of Human Services, Large Conference Room (1A), 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 24, 2002.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 12, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Patricia Dushuttle, Comprehensive Health Planner
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Medical Services, Division of Policy and
Provider Services
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9362
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. X, Section 1, Benefit for People Living with HIV/AIDS
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P180
CONCISE SUMMARY: This proposed rule will offer an identified set of services to MaineCare members who are HIV positive (with or without AIDS diagnosis) and income eligible. Concurrent with the issuance of this proposed rule, the rule is also being issued as an emergency rule.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: PL 2001, Ch. 559, Part HH
PUBLIC HEARING: 2:00 p.m., August 1, 2002, Department of Human Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Room 1 A & B, Augusta, Maine. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 26, 2002.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 12, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Schumacher
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy & Provider Services
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9370
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. II & III, Section 96, Private Duty Nursing and Personal Care Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P181
CONCISE SUMMARY: MaineCare coverage is added for two new levels of care, formerly covered under the Department of Human Services' Home-based Care program. Activities of Daily Living are further defined. Qualification requirements for Personal Care Services are expanded. Employment or provider agency responsibilities are clarified. Reimbursement rates for Personal Care Attendants are increased as authorized by the legislature. The levels of care and the rate increases parallel a concurrent emergency rule and are effective for services on or after July 1, 2002.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: July 31, 2002, 10:OO a.m.
Location: Conference Room, Department of Human Services, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 17, 2002
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 14, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Kip Neale, Comprehensive Health Planner
AGENCY NAME: Medicaid Policy Development
ADDRESS: 442 Civic Center Drive, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9361 FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual:
Ch. II & III, Section 15, Chiropractic Services
Ch. III, Section 45, Hospital Services
Ch. III, Section 60, Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment, and
Ch. II, Section 80, Pharmacy Services
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 2002-P182 through 2002-P185
CONCISE SUMMARY: The following changes are being proposed primarily to meet the curtailment of allotments in the MaineCare program in the Governor's July 1, 2002 Executive Order Curtailing Allotments. Related portions of these rules (except for Ch. II, Section 15, Chiropractic Services) are concurrently being adopted as emergency rules. Several rules also contain terminology changes, including changing Medicaid to MaineCare. Other changes as described below are also included in the proposed rules.
The Ch. II & III, Section 15, Chiropractic Services rule implements a 3% reduction non-radiologic reimbursement rates. The proposed rule also includes more complete edits and updates in benefit guidelines.
The Ch. III, Section 45, Hospital Services rule sets the inflation factor to be applied when calculating reimbursement for inpatient services provided during the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 to zero for prospective, reconciliation and final settlement calculations for acute care hospitals. Additionally, the rule allows for negotiated rates for Institutions for Mental Disease. Additional organizational and other minor changes are proposed for the rule.
The Ch. II, Section 60, Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment rule caps reimbursement for certain supplies and reduces reimbursement for orthotics and prosthetics by 3%. Other changes include, but are not limited to: clarifying and expanding prior authorization requirements, clarifying reimbursement methodologies, revising and clarifying criteria for some covered services, in some instances to conform to Medicare criteria, clarifying documentation requirements and formal repeal of Ch. III to correct a technical error in a previous rulemaking.
The Ch. II, Section 80, Pharmacy Services rule reduces pharmacy reimbursement from Average Wholesale Price (AWP) -10% to AWP -13%.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA 42, 3173
PUBLIC HEARING:
Date: August 1, 2002:
9:00 a.m. for Section 15, Chiropractic Services;
10:00 a.m. for Section 45, Hospital Services;
11:00 a.m. for Section 60, Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment
3:00 p.m. for Section 80, Pharmacy Services
Location: Department of Human Services, Conference Rooms 1 -A & B Room, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333. Any interested party requiring special arrangements to attend the hearing must contact the agency person listed below before July 24, 2002.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: August 12, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Marianne Ringel, Director, Division of Policy and Provider Services
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Medical Services
ADDRESS: 11 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9371
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)


ADOPTIONS

AGENCY: 65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 290, Standards for Billing, Credit and Collection, and Customer Information for Eligible Telecommunications Carriers Providing Basic Telephone Service
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-230
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will replace existing requirements of Ch. 81, Residential Utility Service Standard for Credit and Collection Programs, and Ch. 86, Disconnection and Deposit Regulations for Non-Residential Utility Services, to the extent these chapters apply to telephone utilities services.

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 291, Standards for Billing, Credit and Collection and Customer Information for Non-Eligible Telecommunications Carriers
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-231
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will replace existing requirements of Ch. 81, Residential Utility Service Standard for Credit and Collection Programs, and Ch. 86, Disconnection and Deposit Regulations for Non-Residential Utility Services, to the extent these chapters apply to telephone utilities services.

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 292, Standards for Billing, Credit and Collection and Customer Information for Interexchange Carriers
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-232
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule will replace existing requirements of Ch. 81, Residential, Utility Service Standard for Credit and Collection Programs, and Ch. 86, Disconnection and Deposit Regulations for Non-Residential Utility Services, to the extent these chapters apply to telephone utilities services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 2002
AGENCY CON TACT PERSON:. Paula Cyr
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, ME 04333-0018
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-6074


AGENCY: 94-270 - Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 3, Maine Clean Election Act and Related Provisions
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-234
CONCISE SUMMARY: These proposed amendments of the Maine Clean Election Act implementing rules expand the definition of "election;" incorporate a new provision regarding use of money orders for qualifying contributions; provide equitable treatment between candidates by incorporating seed money and unspent funds carried forward to the next election into the formula for computing matching funds; clarify the record keeping requirements regarding the fiduciary responsibility for funds, meal expenses, and travel expenses; clarify the requirements for the return of matching fund advances and unspent fund revenues; and clarify the rules regarding the liquidation of property and equipment following an election.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 31, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: William C. Hain, III, Director
AGENCY NAME: Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
ADDRESS: 135 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0135
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-6219


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual (formerly Maine Medical Assistance Manual), Ch. III, Section 97 and Appendices B, C, D, E, and F, Private Non-Medical Institutions
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-235
CONCISE SUMMARY: These emergency rules revise language regarding adjustments of the program allowance and inflation adjustments such that they are set at the discretion of the Commissioner to the extent that funds are available. The Department has added a code for personal care services provided in private non-medical institutions.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Patricia Dushuttle, Comprehensive Health Planner
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy & Provider Services
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9362
FAX (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual:
Ch. II, Section 60, Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment
Ch. II, Section 80, Pharmacy Services
Ch. III, Section 15, Chiropractic Services
Ch. III, Section 45, Hospital Services
Ch. III, Section 67, Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER(S): 2002-236
CONCISE SUMMARY: These emergency rules are being adopted to implement reimbursement reductions necessary to meet MaineCare's deappropriation in the Governor's July 1, 2002 Executive Order Curtailing Allotments. These rules are concurrently going through the proposed rulemaking process.
The Section 15, Chiropractic Services rule implements a 3% cost reduction for nonradiologic chiropractic services.
The Section 45, Hospital Services rule sets the inflation factor to be applied when calculating reimbursement for inpatient services provided during the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 to zero for prospective, reconciliation and final settlement calculations for acute care hospitals.
The Section 60, Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment rule caps payment for certain supplies and reduces reimbursement for orthotics and prosthetics by 3%.
The Section 67, Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities rule reduces the inflation factor to be applied when calculating reimbursement for services provided during the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.
The Section 80, Pharmacy Services rule reduces pharmacy reimbursement from Average Wholesale Price (AWP) -10% to AWP -13%.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Marianne Ringel, Director
AGENCY NAME: MaineCare Division of Policy & Provider Services
ADDRESS: 11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 624-5518, or
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 101, MaineCare Benefits Manual: Ch. X, Section 1, Benefit for People Living with HIV/AIDS
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-242
CONCISE SUMMARY: This emergency rule will offer an identified set of services to those MaineCare members who are HIV positive (with or without AIDS) and income eligible. Concurrent with issuance of this emergency rule, the rule is being submitted through the proposed rule-making process.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Linda Schumacher
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy & Provider Services, Bureau of Medical Services
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9370
FAX (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 115, Principles of Reimbursement for Residential Care Facilities - Room and Board Costs
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-243
CONCISE SUMMARY: These emergency rules revise language regarding adjustments of the program allowance and the inflation allowance on the administrative allowance such that they are set annually at the discretion of the Commissioner. These rules also remove some laundry, housekeeping, and dietary staff wages from the room and board component for those staff who perform direct care services under Section 97, PNMI services.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2002 - September 28, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Patricia Dushuttle, Comprehensive Health Planner
AGENCY NAME: Division of Policy & Provider Services
ADDRESS:. #11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9362
FAX: (207) 287-9369
TTY: 1 (800) 423-4331 or (207) 287-1828 (Deaf/Hard of Hearing)


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 332, Medicaid Eligibility Manual - MaineCare Limited Benefit for People Living with HIV/AIDS (Emergency Rule)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-244
CONCISE SUMMARY: Effective July 2002, MaineCare will provide Limited Benefit to people living with HIV/AIDS. Individuals must have monthly income under 250% of the Federal Poverty Level ($1,846 for 1 person), be HIV positive and follow an agreed upon treatment regimen. There will be a monthly premium of $20 - $40 depending on income. There is no asset criteria. There is an enrollment cap and a waiting list will be maintained by the Bureau of Health.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Feltes, Medicaid Program Manager
AGENCY NAME: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
ADDRESS: 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5088
TTY: (207) 287-6948


AGENCY: 09-137 - Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 14, Commercial Whitewater Rafting
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-245
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted a rule establishing an order of launch for commercial whitewater rafting for 2002; as well as the allocated Sundays (in addition to the allocated days and periods in statute) for the West Branch of the Penobscot as follows: July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, and August 18. In addition, the rule is amended to clarify that medical kits must be in good and serviceable condition; that training runs during whitewater guide training courses must be conducted in whitewater craft that will be used to transport passengers; and the requirement that applicants must have had a physical examination within the previous 12 months and submit a health record on forms provided by the Department has been repealed.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA 7035, 7367, 7369
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 6, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street - 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330-0041
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5201.


AGENCY: 14-191 - Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 40, Requirements for Funding Services
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-246
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule establishes requirements regarding the utilization of other funding sources for services before State General Funds may be utilized.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 6, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Nancy Christensen
AGENCY NAME: Behavioral and Developmental Services
ADDRESS: 40 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0040
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-7368 (v)
TTY: (207) 287-2000


AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 301, Food Stamp Manual - Removed the Disqualification for Those Individuals Who Have Been Convicted of a Drug Related Felony
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-247
CONCISE SUMMARY: Per federal welfare reform in August 1996, individuals who were convicted of a drug related felony for activity occurring after August 22, 1996 are ineligible for Food Stamps unless a state enacts legislation which removes this disqualification for such individuals residing in their state. The 120th Maine Legislature has enacted such a law. Effective with this rule, there will be no disqualification in Maine's Food Stamp Program based upon a drug related felony.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Richard Morrow, Food Stamp Program Manager
AGENCY NAME: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
ADDRESS: 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta ME 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-5093
TTY: (207) 287-6948


AGENCY: 10-149 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 5, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services Policy Manual
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 2002-250
CONCISE SUMMARY: These routine technical rule amendments were proposed to: 1) comply with a legislative mandate, 2) respond to issues raised by consumers and providers, 3) add a section, Section 75, to implement the new federally funded Family Caregiver Support Program, 4) repeal Section 74 - Assisted Living Services Program, 5) change the name of Medicaid to MaineCare throughout and make corrections in grammar and inconsistencies in wording. In addition to Sections 74 and 75, the other sections with changes are: 61 Adult Day Services, 62 Congregate Housing Services Program, 63 In Home and Community Support Services, 65 Nutrition Services, 68 Respite Services for People with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders, 69 BEAS Homemaker Services, and 70 Senior Community Support Services Employment Program.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 8. 2002
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Betty Forsythe
AGENCY NAME: Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
ADDRESS: #11 State House Station, 442 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9200
TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 262-2232
TOLL FREE TTY: 1 (888) 720-1925


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