BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OF THE
STATE OF MONTANA
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On April 22, 2016, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-744 pertaining to the proposed repeal of the above-stated rules at page 664 of the 2016 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 8.
2. The department has decided to withdraw the proposed repeal of the rules pertaining to the Children's Special Health Services Financial Assistance Program that were noticed in MAR Notice No. 37-744. No public hearing was contemplated.
3. After further internal and external discussions, the department concluded that there may be potential for gaps between permissible health care expenses under the financial assistance program and the benefits that may be received through Healthy Montana Kids. Accordingly, the department has chosen to withdraw the proposed repeal of the financial assistance program in order to retain flexibility should one of these cases arise.
/s/ Nicholas Domitrovich /s/ Richard H. Opper
Nicholas Domitrovich, Attorney Richard H. Opper, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State October 3, 2016.