42 CFR 435.132 - Institutionalized individuals who were eligible in December 1973.
The agency must provide Medicaid to individuals who were eligible for Medicaid in December 1973, or any part of that month, as inpatients of medical institutions or residents of intermediate care facilities that were participating in the Medicaid program and who -
(a) For each consecutive month after December 1973 -
(2) Remain institutionalized; and
(b) Are determined by the State or a professional standards review organization to continue to need institutional care.