37.82.435 MEDICAID REAL PROPERTY LIEN, NOTICE AND RIGHT TO HEARING
(1) At least 30 days prior to filing a lien under 53-6-171, MCA upon real property of a Medicaid applicant or recipient, the department must provide the applicant or recipient notice of its determination that applicant or recipient is permanently institutionalized and that none of the exceptions provided by 53-6-171, MCA or federal law apply. The notice must inform the applicant or recipient of the exceptions that would prevent imposition of a lien and of the right to a fair hearing as provided in (2).
(2) The applicant or recipient upon whose property the department proposes to impose a lien under 53-6-171, MCA is entitled to a fair hearing according to the provisions of ARM 37.5.304, 37.5.305, 37.5.307, 37.5.310, 37.5.311, 37.5.313, 37.5.316, 37.5.322, 37.5.318, 37.5.325, 37.5.328, 37.5.331, 37.5.334, and 37.5.337. The applicant or recipient must request the hearing within 30 days of receipt of the notice required under (1).
(a) The hearing is limited to issues regarding imposition of the lien and may not address issues relating to recovery on the lien, undue hardship, spousal exemption, or similar issues.
(3) If a hearing is requested, the department may not file the lien until permitted to do so by order of the hearing officer or a court of law, which may be granted after a determination on the merits or before a determination on the merits upon a demonstration by the department that the lien is necessary to prevent the applicant, recipient or other person from disposing of the property to avoid the lien.
History: 2-4-201, 53-6-113, 53-6-189, MCA; IMP, 2-4-201, 53-2-201, 53-6-171, 53-6-172, MCA; NEW, 1995 MAR p. 2837, Eff. 12/22/95; TRANS & AMD, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 1653, Eff. 6/30/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 2132, Eff. 12/21/07.