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.
To assist the Department of Health Services in determining transfer amounts, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development shall provide to the department quarterly access to the edited and unedited confidential patient discharge data files for all Medi-Cal eligible patients. The department shall maintain the confidentiality of that data to the same extent as is required of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
The Department of Education shall create a computerized data-matching system using its own and Department of Health Care Services' Medi-Cal databases to automatically enroll eligible children into subsidized meal programs. The Department of Health Care Services must conduct the data match of local school records and return a list to the Department of Education, including only the data fields submitted by the department and an indicator of program eligibility, as required by federal law.