RULE 441-75.10 - Residency requirements

RULE 441-75.10. Residency requirements

Residency in Iowa is a condition of eligibility for medical assistance.

(1) Definitions.

a. Institutions. For purposes of this rule, "institution" means an "institution" or a "medical institution" as those terms are defined in 42 CFR § 435.1010 as amended to July 13, 2007. For purposes of state placement, "institution" also includes foster care homes licensed as set forth in 45 CFR § 1355.20 as amended to January 6, 2012, and providing food, shelter and supportive services to one or more persons unrelated to the proprietor.

b. Incapable of expressing intent regarding residency. For purposes of this rule, an individual is considered to be "incapable of indicating intent regarding residency" if the individual:

1. Has an IQ of 49 or less or has a mental age of seven or less;

2. Has been judged legally incompetent; or

3. Has been determined to be incapable of indicating intent regarding residency by a physician, psychologist or other person licensed by the state in the field of intellectual disability.

(2) Determination of residency. State residency is determined according to the following criteria. If more than one criterion applies, the applicable criterion listed first determines the individual's residency:

a. Cases of disputed residency. If two or more states do not agree on an individual's state of residence, the state where the individual is physically located is the state of residence.

b. Temporary absence from state of residence. An individual who was a resident of a state pursuant to the other criteria of this rule, who is temporarily absent from that state, and who intends to return to that state when the purpose of the absence has been accomplished remains a resident of that state during the absence, unless another state has determined that the person is a resident there for Medicaid purposes.

c. Individuals placed by a state in an out-of-state institution. If any agency of a state, including an entity recognized under state law as being under contract with the state for such purposes, arranges for an individual to be placed in an institution located in another state, the state arranging or actually making the placement is considered the individual's state of residence during that placement.

(1) Any action beyond providing information to the individual and the individual's family constitutes arranging or making a placement. However, the following actions do not constitute arranging or making a placement:

1. Providing basic information to individuals about another state's Medicaid program and information about the availability of health care services and facilities in another state.

2. Assisting an individual in locating an institution in another state, provided the individual is not incapable of indicating intent regarding residency and independently decides to move.

(2) When a competent individual leaves an out-of-state institution in which the individual was placed by a state, that individual's state of residence is the state where the individual is physically located.

d. Individuals receiving a state supplementary assistance payment. Individuals who are receiving a state supplementary assistance payment pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1382e (including payments from Iowa pursuant to rules 441-50.1 (249) through 441-54.8 (249), 441-81.23 (249A), 441-82.19 (249A), 441-85.47 (249A), or 441-177.1 (249) through 441-177.11 (249)) are considered to be residents of the state paying the supplementary assistance.

e. Individuals receiving Title IV-E payments. Individuals who are receiving federal foster care or adoption assistance payments for a child under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act are considered to be residents of the state where the child lives.

f. Individuals aged 21 and over who are residing in an institution and who are capable of indicating intent regarding residency. For an individual aged 21 or over who is residing in an institution and who is not incapable of indicating intent regarding residency, the state of residence is the state where the individual is living and intends to reside.

g. Individuals aged 21 and over who are residing in an institution and who became incapable of indicating intent regarding residency before the age of 21. For an individual aged 21 or over who is residing in an institution and who became incapable of indicating intent regarding residency before the age of 21, the state of residence is:

(1) That of the parent applying for Medicaid on the individual's behalf if the parents reside in separate states (if a legal guardian has been appointed and parental rights are terminated, the state of residence of the guardian is used instead of that of the parent);

(2) The parent's or legal guardian's state of residence at the time of placement (if a legal guardian has been appointed and parental rights are terminated, the state of residence of the guardian is used instead of that of the parent);

(3) The current state of residence of the parent or legal guardian who files the application if the individual is residing in an institution in that state (if a legal guardian has been appointed and parental rights are terminated, the state of residence of the guardian is used instead of that of the parent); or

(4) The state of residence of the individual or party who files an application if the individual has been abandoned by the individual's parent(s), does not have a legal guardian, and is residing in an institution in that state.

h. Individuals aged 21 and over who are residing in an institution and who became incapable of indicating intent regarding residency at or after the age of 21. For an individual aged 21 or over who is residing in an institution and who became incapable of indicating intent regarding residency at or after the age of 21, the state of residence is the state in which the individual is physically present.

i. Individuals aged 21 and over who are not residing in an institution and who are incapable of indicating intent regarding residency. For an individual aged 21 or over who is not residing in an institution and who is incapable of indicating intent regarding residency, the state of residence is the state where the individual is living.

j. Individuals aged 21 and over who are not residing in an institution and who are capable of indicating intent regarding residency. For an individual aged 21 or over who is not residing in an institution and who is not incapable of indicating intent regarding residency, the state of residence is the state where the individual is living and either:

(1) Intends to reside, with or without a fixed address; or

(2) Entered with a job commitment or to seek employment, whether or not currently employed.

k. Individuals under the age of 21 who are residing in an institution and who are not married or emancipated. For an individual under the age of 21 who is residing in an institution and who is neither married nor emancipated, the state of residence is:

(1) The parent's or legal guardian's state of residence at the time of placement (if a legal guardian has been appointed and parental rights are terminated, the state of residence of the guardian is used instead of that of the parent);

(2) The current state of residence of the parent or legal guardian who files the application if the individual is residing in an institution in that state (if a legal guardian has been appointed and parental rights are terminated, the state of residence of the guardian is used instead of that of the parent); or

(3) The state of residence of the individual or party who files an application if the individual has been abandoned by the individual's parent(s), does not have a legal guardian, and is residing in an institution in that state.

l. Individuals under the age of 21 who are capable of indicating intent regarding residency and who are married or emancipated. For an individual under the age of 21 who is not incapable of indicating intent regarding residency and who is married or emancipated from the individual's parent, the state of residence is determined in accordance with paragraph 75.10(2)"j. "

m. Other individuals under the age of 21. For an individual under the age of 21 who is not described in paragraph 75.10(2)"k" or "/, " the state of residence is:

(1) The state where the individual resides, with or without a fixed address; or

(2) The state of residency of the parent or caretaker, determined in accordance with paragraph 75.10(2)7, with whom the individual resides.

This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 249A.3.

(ARC 1134C, IAB 10/30/2013, effective 10/2/2013)

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