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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 71. Regulations Governing Virginia Newborn Screening Services
5/18/2024

12VAC5-71-160. Availability of assistance for obtaining metabolic formula, low protein modified foods, and metabolic supplements.

A. The department shall maintain a protocol to assist eligible persons in obtaining metabolic formula, low protein modified foods, and metabolic supplements.

B. Expenditures shall be limited to available funding.

C. Resident children and resident adults under the age of 21 who have a diagnosis of a heritable disorder or genetic disease listed in 12VAC5-71-30 D and meet financial eligibility criteria for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program pool of funds in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals (12VAC5-200) may qualify to receive metabolic formula at no cost. Applicants who qualify must demonstrate that they are not eligible for available state and federal medical assistance programs and must demonstrate that they do not have insurance coverage for metabolic formula.

D. Resident children and resident adults under the age of 21 who have a diagnosis of a heritable disorder or genetic disease listed in 12VAC5-71-30 D and do not meet financial eligibility criteria for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program pool of funds in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals (12VAC5-200) may be eligible to purchase metabolic formula through the Virginia Department of Health.

E. Resident adults ages 21 or older who have a diagnosis of a heritable disorder or genetic disease listed in 12VAC5-71-30 D and who have a gross family income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals (12VAC5-200) may qualify to receive metabolic formula at no cost. Applicants who qualify must demonstrate that they are not eligible for available state and federal medical assistance programs and must demonstrate that they do not have current insurance coverage for metabolic formula.

F. Resident adults ages 21 or older who have a diagnosis of a heritable disorder or genetic disease listed in 12VAC5-71-30 D and who do not meet financial criteria or other eligibility criteria in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals (12VAC5-200) may qualify to purchase metabolic formula through the Virginia Department of Health.

G. Residents who have a diagnosis of a heritable disorder or genetic disease listed in 12VAC5-71-30 D and who have a gross family income at or below of 300% of the federal poverty level in accordance with the State Board of Health Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Charges for Medical Care Services to Individuals (12VAC5-200) may be eligible to receive reimbursement from the department up to $1,500 per year for purchase of low protein modified foods and metabolic supplements. Applicants who qualify must demonstrate that they are not eligible for available state and federal medical assistance programs and must demonstrate that they do not have current insurance coverage for low protein modified foods or metabolic supplements for which they are seeking reimbursement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-67 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 13, eff. April 4, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 24, 2014.

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