(1) Time spent in one or more of the following qualifying activities may be counted toward the community engagement activity participation requirements as provided under ARM 37.84.116:

(a) employment;

(b) work readiness or workforce training activities which include, but are not limited to, an education, training, coaching, or other related workforce readiness activity intended to support preparation for workforce participation;

(c) secondary, postsecondary, or vocational education including time spent completing assignments and preparing for exams;

(d) substance abuse education or substance use disorder treatment including prevention, treatment, medication assisted treatment, and recovery;

(e) other work or community engagement activities that promote work or work readiness or advance the health purpose of the Medicaid program;

(f) community service or volunteer activities; or

(g) any other activity required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the purpose of obtaining necessary waivers under HB 658, section 1, Ch. 1, L. 2019 MT.

(2) The department shall implement and enforce this rule only upon receiving approval from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services of the department's 1115 waiver application filed August 30, 2019, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the approval.


History: 53-2-215, 53-6-113, 53-6-1309, 53-6-1318, MCA; IMP, 53-2-215, 53-6-101, 53-6-113, 53-6-1302, 53-6-1303, 53-6-1304, 53-6-1305, 53-6-1308, 53-6-1309, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 2438, Eff. 1/1/21.