HB 288: "An Act prohibiting denial or withholding of medical assistance eligibility or coverage for a prisoner."
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.