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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 409.979
409.979 Eligibility.
(1) Medicaid recipients who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to receive long-term care services and must receive long-term care services by participating in the long-term care managed care program. The recipient must be:
(a) Sixty-five years of age or older, or age 18 or older and eligible for Medicaid by reason of a disability.
(b) Determined by the Comprehensive Assessment Review and Evaluation for Long-Term Care Services (CARES) Program to require nursing facility care as defined in s. 409.985(3).
(2) Medicaid recipients who, on the date long-term care managed care plans become available in their region, reside in a nursing home facility or are enrolled in one of the following long-term care Medicaid waiver programs are eligible to participate in the long-term care managed care program for up to 12 months without being reevaluated for their need for nursing facility care as defined in s. 409.985(3):
(a) The Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly Waiver.
(b) The Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver.
(c) The Adult Day Health Care Waiver.
(d) The Consumer-Directed Care Plus Program as described in s. 409.221.
(e) The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly.
(f) The long-term care community-based diversion pilot project as described in s. 430.705.
(g) The Channeling Services Waiver for Frail Elders.
(3) The Department of Elderly Affairs shall make offers for enrollment to eligible individuals based on a wait-list prioritization and subject to availability of funds. Before enrollment offers, the department shall determine that sufficient funds exist to support additional enrollment into plans.
History.s. 20, ch. 2011-134.