00 HOUSE BILL NO. 288
01 "An Act prohibiting denial or withholding of medical assistance eligibility or coverage
02 for a prisoner."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 47.07.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
05 (o) To the extent consistent with federal law, a person's eligibility or coverage
06 for medical assistance under this chapter may not be denied or withheld on the basis of
07 the person's confinement to, or release on furlough from, a correctional facility if the
08 person is in the custody of the state. In this subsection, "correctional facility" has the
09 meaning given in AS 33.30.901.