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39-785. Definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5606, K.S.A. 39-709 and K.S.A. 39-785 to 39-790, inclusive, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Adult care home" means a nursing facility licensed under the adult care home licensure act.

(b) "Excess shelter allowance" means, for the applicant or recipient's spouse, the amount by which the sum of (1) the spouse's expense for rent or mortgage payment, including principal and interest, taxes and insurance and, in the case of a condominium or cooperative, required maintenance charges excluding utilities, for the spouse's principal residence, and (2) the standard utility allowance under section 5(e) of the food stamp act of 1977, exceeds 30% of the maximum amount of income allowed under K.S.A. 39-787, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Home and community based services" means those services provided under the state medical assistance program under waivers as defined in title XIX of the federal social security act in accordance with the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto, to recipients who would require admission to an adult care home if such services were not otherwise provided.

(d) "Income" means earned income and unearned income as defined under the state medical assistance program in accordance with the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto, to determine eligibility of applicants for medical assistance.

(e) "Institution" means an adult care home or a long-term care unit of a medical care facility.

(f) "Medical assistance" has the meaning provided under K.S.A. 39-702, and amendments thereto.

(g) "Qualified applicant" means a person who (1) applies for medical assistance and (2) is receiving long-term care in an institution or would be eligible for home and community based services if receiving medical assistance.

(h) "Qualified recipient" means a person who (1) receives medical assistance and (2) is receiving long-term care in an institution or is receiving home and community based services.

(i) "Resources" means cash or other liquid assets or any real or personal property that an individual or spouse owns and could convert to cash to be used for such individual's support and maintenance. If the individual has the right, authority or power to liquidate the property, or such individual's share of the property, it is a resource. If a property right cannot be liquidated, the property will not be considered a resource of the individual or spouse.

(j) "Secretary" means the secretary for aging and disability services.

(k) "Exempt income" means income which is not considered in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto.

(l) "Nonexempt income" means income which is considered in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto.

(m) "Exempt resources" means resources which are not considered in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto.

(n) "Nonexempt resources" means resources which are considered in determining eligibility for medical assistance under the plan adopted under subsection (s) of K.S.A. 39-708c, and amendments thereto.

(o) "Long-term care" means care which exceeds or is projected to exceed three months, including the month care begins.

History: L. 1988, ch. 143, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 322, § 8; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 174; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 95; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Provisions of section suspended, see 39-791.


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