(305 ILCS 5/5-5.12a)
Title XIX waiver; pharmacy assistance program.
Illinois Department may seek a waiver of otherwise applicable requirements
of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act in order to claim federal
financial participation for a pharmacy assistance program for persons aged
65 and over with income levels at or less than 250% of the federal poverty
level. The Illinois Department may provide by rule for all other requirements
of the program, including cost sharing, as permitted by an approved waiver and
without regard to any provision of this Code to the contrary. The benefits may
be no more restrictive than the Pharmacy Assistance Program in effect on May
31, 2001. Benefits provided under the waiver are subject to appropriation.
The Illinois Department may not implement the waiver until cost neutrality is
demonstrated for the State relative to the final Pharmacy Assistance Program
appropriation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2001. Implementation of
the waiver shall terminate on June 30, 2007.
(Source: P.A. 92-10, eff. 6-11-01.)