Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-21-.01 - SCOPE AND AUTHORITY

(1) The CoverKids program was created by the CoverKids Act of 2006, T.C.A. §§ 71-3-1101, et seq., and placed under the authority of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration ("Department").
(2) The Department is authorized to establish, administer and monitor the program, including contracting for the provision of services and adopting rules for governing the program.
(3) The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration placed the CoverKids Program into the Division of Health Care Finance & Administration under the oversight of the Deputy Commissioner/Director of TennCare on March 31, 2011, for the purposes of coordination of resources and to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiencies. The Division was renamed the Division of TennCare effective August 7, 2017.
(4) The purpose of the CoverKids program is to provide health care coverage for uninsured children who are not eligible for TennCare coverage.
(5) The CoverKids program is a federal program, the "State Child Health Plan Under Title XXI of the Social Security Act State Children's Health Insurance Program" and is distinct and separate from the Title XIX TennCare program.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1200-13-21-.01
Original rules filed November 28, 2018; effective 2/26/2018.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 71-3-1103 through 1108, 71-3-1110, and the Tennessee Title XXI Children's Health Insurance Program State Plan.

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