Nebraska Revised Statute 68-907

Chapter 68


Terms, defined.

For purposes of the Medical Assistance Act:

(1) Committee means the Health and Human Services Committee of the Legislature;

(2) Department means the Department of Health and Human Services;

(3) Medicaid Reform Plan means the Medicaid Reform Plan submitted on December 1, 2005, pursuant to the Medicaid Reform Act enacted pursuant to Laws 2005, LB 709;

(4) Medicaid state plan means the comprehensive written document, developed and amended by the department and approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which describes the nature and scope of the medical assistance program and provides assurances that the department will administer the program in compliance with federal requirements;

(5) Provider means a person providing health care or related services under the medical assistance program;

(6) School-based health center means a health center that:

(a) Is located in or is adjacent to a school facility;

(b) Is organized through school, school district, learning community, community, and provider relationships;

(c) Is administered by a sponsoring facility;

(d) Provides school-based health services onsite during school hours to children and adolescents by health care professionals in accordance with state and local laws, rules, and regulations, established standards, and community practice;

(e) Does not perform abortion services or refer or counsel for abortion services and does not dispense, prescribe, or counsel for contraceptive drugs or devices; and

(f) Does not serve as a child's or an adolescent's medical or dental home but augments and supports services provided by the medical or dental home;

(7) School-based health services may include any combination of the following as determined in partnership with a sponsoring facility, the school district, and the community:

(a) Medical health;

(b) Behavioral and mental health;

(c) Preventive health; and

(d) Oral health;

(8) Sponsoring facility means:

(a) A hospital;

(b) A public health department as defined in section 71-1626;

(c) A federally qualified health center as defined in section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)(B), as such act and section existed on January 1, 2010;

(d) A nonprofit health care entity whose mission is to provide access to comprehensive primary health care services;

(e) A school or school district; or

(f) A program administered by the Indian Health Service or the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs or operated by an Indian tribe or tribal organization under the federal Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, or an urban Indian program under Title V of the federal Indian Health Care Improvement Act, as such acts existed on January 1, 2010; and

(9) Waiver means the waiver of applicability to the state of one or more provisions of federal law relating to the medical assistance program based on an application by the department and approval of such application by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.