HB 161: "An Act relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and providing for an effective date."
00 HOUSE BILL NO. 161 01 "An Act relating to the purchase of durable medical equipment under Medicaid; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 47.07.030 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 05 (g) When the department authorizes the purchase of durable medical 06 equipment under this section, the department shall require a recipient of medical 07 assistance services to purchase used or refurbished durable medical equipment if used 08 or refurbished durable medical equipment 09 (1) is available; 10 (2) is less expensive than new durable medical equipment of the same 11 type; 12 (3) is able to withstand at least three years of use; and 13 (4) meets the needs of the recipient. 14 * Sec. 2. AS 47.07.900 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:
01 (20) "durable medical equipment" means equipment that 02 (A) can withstand repeated use; 03 (B) is primarily and customarily used to serve a medical 04 purpose; 05 (C) generally is not useful to an individual in the absence of an 06 illness or injury; and 07 (D) is appropriate for use in the home, school, or community. 08 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).