Issue Date: September 14, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 19 • Pages 872
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility
Authority: Estates and Trusts Article, §14.5-1002; Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 2-105(b), 15-103, 15-105, 15-121, and 15-401—15-407; Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .04-1 under COMAR 10.09.24 Medical Assistance Eligibility.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to amend the processing application time limitations for MAGI-exempt coverage groups from 30 days to 45 days, matching the time limitation set under federal regulations.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is a corresponding federal standard to this proposed action, but the proposed action is not more restrictive or stringent.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to email@example.com, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through October 15, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.04-1 Specific Application Requirements for MAGI Exempt Coverage Groups.
A.―C. (text unchanged)
D. Processing Applications. When a written or electronic application is filed, a decision shall be made promptly but not later than:
(1)  45 days from the date of application in the case of determination of aged and blind individuals; or
(2) (text unchanged)
E.―M. (text unchanged)
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health