N.D. Admin Code 75-02-02.1-18 - Citizenship and alienage

Current through Supplement No. 382, October, 2021

1. An applicant or recipient must be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Acceptable documents to establish United States citizenship and naturalized citizen status are defined in 42 CFR 435.407.
2. For purposes of qualifying as a United States citizen, the United States includes the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Nationals from American Samoa or Swain's Island are also regarded as United States citizens for purposes of medicaid.
3. American Indians born in Canada, who may freely enter and reside in the United States, are considered to be lawfully admitted for permanent residence if at least one-half American Indian blood. A spouse or child of such an Indian, or a noncitizen individual whose membership in an Indian tribe or family is created by adoption, may not be considered to be lawfully admitted under this subsection unless the individual is of at least one-half American Indian blood by birth.
4. The following categories of aliens, while lawfully admitted for a temporary or specified period of time, are not eligible for medicaid, except for emergency services, because of the temporary nature of their admission status:
a. Foreign government representatives on official business and their families and servants;
b. Visitors for business or pleasure, including exchange visitors;
c. Aliens in travel status while traveling directly through the United States;
d. Crewmen on shore leave;
e. Treaty traders and investors and their families;
f. Foreign students;
g. International organization representatives and personnel and their families and servants;
h. Temporary workers, including agricultural contract workers; and
i. Members of foreign press, radio, film, or other information media and their families.
5. Except for aliens identified in subsection 4, aliens who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States are not eligible for medicaid, except for emergency services.
6. Aliens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau are lawfully admitted as permanent nonimmigrants and are not eligible for medicaid, except for emergency services.
7. Aliens who lawfully entered the United States for permanent residence before August 22, 1996, and who meet all other medicaid criteria may be eligible for medicaid.
8. The following categories of aliens who entered the United States for permanent residence on or after August 22, 1996, and who meet all other medicaid criteria may be eligible for medicaid as qualified aliens:
a. Honorably discharged veterans, aliens on active duty in the United States armed forces, and the spouse or unmarried dependent children of such individuals;
b. Refugees and asylees;
c. Aliens whose deportation was withheld under section 243(h) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act;
d. Cuban and Haitian entrants;
e. Aliens admitted as Amerasian immigrants;
f. Victims of a severe form of trafficking;
g. Iraqi and Afghan aliens and family members who are admitted under section 101(a)(27) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act;
h. For the period paroled, aliens paroled into the United States for at least one year under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
i. Aliens granted conditional entry pursuant to section 203(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act in effect prior to April 1, 1980;
j. Aliens granted nonimmigrant status under section 101(a)(15)(T) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or who have a pending application that sets forth a prima facie case for eligibility for that nonimmigrant status;
k. Certain battered aliens and their children who have been approved or have a petition pending which sets forth a prima facie case as identified in 8 U.S.C. 1641(c), but only if the department determines there is a substantial connection between the battery and the need for the benefits to be provided; and
I. All other aliens, other than for emergency services, only after five years from the date they entered the United States, and then only if the individual is a lawful permanent resident who has been credited with forty qualifying quarters of social security coverage.
9. An alien who is not eligible for medicaid because of the time limitations or lack of forty qualifying quarters of social security coverage may be eligible to receive emergency services that are not related to an organ transplant procedure if:
a. The alien has a medical condition, including labor and delivery, manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, including severe pain, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in:
(1) Placing health in serious jeopardy;
(2) Serious impairment to bodily functions; or
(3) Serious dysfunction of any bodily organ or part;
b. The alien meets all other eligibility requirements for medicaid except the requirements concerning furnishing social security numbers and verification of alien status; and
c. The alien's need for the emergency service continues.

Notes

N.D. Admin Code 75-02-02.1-18
Amended by Administrative Rules Supplement 2014-353, July 2014, effective January 1, 2014. .

General Authority: NDCC 50-06-16, 50-24.1-04

Law Implemented: NDCC 50-24.1-01, 50-24.1-37

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