Eligible recipients may receive special needs allowances for guide and other service dogs. Eligible recipients must declare that the meet the requirements for the special needs allowance, including information about their medical condition.
Social Service Disability Insurance program participants below the federal poverty line may receive special needs allowances for guide and other service dogs. Eligible recipients must declare that the meet the requirements for the special needs allowance, including information about their medical condition.
Formerly classified disabled persons that become ineligible for benefits due to substantial gainful activity but still continue to suffer from impairments are considered disabled under this chapter and eligible for health care benefits and services. The determination of continued impairments and the need for benefits and services shall be supported by a medical report to be prepared at the expense of Department of Social Services.
The separate health authority established by the County of Alameda may use a computerized management information system to administer its health delivery system. The information in the system of Medi-Cal applicants or recipients shall be confidential and only open to examination for the administration of the Medi-Cal program. Medi-Cal information is inclusive of medical services provided, health authority evaluation of personal information, and medical data.
All information about applicants and recipients for social services as listed in Welfare and Institutions Code 14100.2(a) is to be protected including but is not limited to names and addresses, medical services provided, social and economic conditions or circumstances, personal information, and medical data. Exceptions as provided in this section and by federal law.
Access to information under Welfare and Institutions Code 14100.2(d) shall be permitted only to the extent and under the conditions provided by federal law and regulations governing the release of such information.
A non-contract hospital providing emergency services to a Medi-Cal recipient and subsequently seeking reimbursement must provide a statement from the attending physician which includes: the nature of the emergency or life threatening condition inclusive of relevant clinical information, why the patient could not be stabilized and transferred to a contracting hospital and why the emergency services given were considered immediately required, and the signature of the physician.
Before prescribing a motorized wheelchair or scooter for a Medi-Cal recipient, a medical provider must conduct a physical examination of the individual. The medical provider must complete a certificate of medical necessity stating the medical condition that requires the motorized wheelchair or scooter and verify the individual is capable of operating it safely.
Renewal of nonemergency medical transportation services will be approved for up to one year if the patient received such services for the preceding 12 months, the renewal request is accompanied by a physician certification that the patient's condition is not likely to improve during such period, and the department finds the service is a medical necessity.