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10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
10-149 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Maine Certificate of Need Act:
10-144 Ch. 503
10-149 Ch. 5 Section 71
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 98-P168
CONCISE SUMMARY: Revisions in the Maine Certificate of Need Act are being incorporated into manuals used to implement the Act. Sec. 71 of the Bureau of Elder a,.id Adult Services' Policy Manual adopted November 1, 1997, pertains to Certificate of Need for Nursing Level of Care Projects and is being amended to reflect 1998 statutory changes and adoption of standards used in the review process. The Maine Certificate of Need Procedures Manual of the Bureau of Medical Services, applicable to other health care facilities, is being amended to reflect 1998 statutory changes, adoption of standars used during review and repeal of criteria relating to the former Maine Health Care Finance Commission.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA Sec. 312
PUBLIC HEARING: September 2, 1998; 9 a.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room, 35 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: September 14, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: John D. Dickens
ADDRESS: SHS #11, 35 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, Maine 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-5424
AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 332, Medicaid Eligibility Manual - Community Spouse Minimum Income Standard and Shelter Allowance - 1998
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 98-331
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule applies to those in a nursing home who are covered by Medicaid and who have a spouse living at home. The person in the nursing home can give some of their income to their spouse at home. This amount is disregarded when determining how much the person must pay towards the cost of their nursing home care. The amount given to the spouse at home is based on a formula. The amounts used in the formula are increasing. The minimum monthly income standard will be $1,357 and the shelter allowance will be $407, effective July 1, 1998.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 4, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Barbara Feltes, Medicaid Program Manager, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Family Independence, 11 State House Station, Whitten Road, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (207) 287-5088
TTY: (207) 287-6948
AGENCY: 02-465 - Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE:
Ch. 1, Medical Radiation Technology Licensing Rules
Ch. 2, Educational Requirements for Courses of Study for Limited Licensure
Ch. 3, Competency Requirements for Renewal of Radiologic Technology License
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 98-332, 98-333, 98-334
Chapter 1: To --
* expand the "Definitions" to incorporate new terminology and identify the manner in, and list the organizations from, which continuing education credit may be earned;
* replace "Committee on Allied Health, Education and Accreditation" with "Joint Review Committee in Nuclear Medicine Technology," its successor organization for purposes of accrediting nuclear medicine technology programs;
* remove the index from the end of this chapter and make it a separate document apart from the rules, in order to obviate the need for future rulemaking for the purpose of revising the page references, in the event that reformatting is required for Internet posting; and
* raise all fees to the maximum level permitted by statute in order to meet anticipated costs.
Chapter 2: To remove the reference in "Appendix 1" to "Knee and Patella," under "Podiatry" as a Clinical Practicum Requirement, this area being outside of customary practice.
Chapter 3: To remove the "Definitions" section and incorporate it into Chapter 1.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON:
NAME: Elaine Thibodeau, Administrator
ADDRESS: Office of Licensing & Registration, SHS #35, Augusta, ME 04333
PHONE NUMBER: (207) 624-8420
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