42 CFR 436.531 - Determination of blindness.

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§ 436.531 Determination of blindness.
In determining blindness—
(a) A physician skilled in the diseases of the eye or an optometrist, whichever the individual selects, must examine him, unless both of the applicant's eyes are missing;
(b) The examiner must submit a report of examination to the Medicaid agency; and
(c) A physician skilled in the diseases of the eye (for example, an ophthalmologist or an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist) must review the report and determine on behalf of the agency—
(1) Whether the individual meets the definition of blindness; and
(2) Whether and when reexaminations are necessary for periodic redeterminations of eligibility, as required under § 435.916 of this subchapter. Blindness is considered to continue until the reviewing physician determines that the beneficiary's vision no longer meets the definition.
[43 FR 45218, Sept. 29, 1978, as amended at 44 FR 17939, Mar. 23, 1979]

Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-01-16; vol. 79 # 11 - Thursday, January 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 2948 - Medicaid Program; State Plan Home and Community-Based Services, 5-Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, and Home and Community-Based Setting Requirements for Community First Choice and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These regulations are effective on March 17, 2014.
      42 CFR Parts 430, 431, 435, 436, 440, 441 and 447

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Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 436 after this date.

  • 2014-01-16; vol. 79 # 11 - Thursday, January 16, 2014
    1. 79 FR 2948 - Medicaid Program; State Plan Home and Community-Based Services, 5-Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, and Home and Community-Based Setting Requirements for Community First Choice and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These regulations are effective on March 17, 2014.
      42 CFR Parts 430, 431, 435, 436, 440, 441 and 447