31. State Medicaid Program Administration and Adherence to Confidentiality Statutes

PURPOSE: An ordinance pursuant to Idaho Code § 31-873 setting forth the County’s intent to further the administration of the State Medicaid program and adhere to the pertinent confidentiality statutes and regulations.
WHEREAS Idaho code § 31-873 became effective July 1, 1987; and
WHEREAS the counties in the State of Idaho have become obligation to and now participate in the State Medicaid program; and
WHEREAS the counties are obligated to follow the state and federal confidentiality statutes and regulations.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Idaho County Board of Commissioners:
Section 1: From and after the date of passage of this Ordinance, the requirements set forth in Idaho Code § 31-873 shall be met in full by the County.
Section 2: That the information provided as stated in Idaho Code § 31-873 shall be kept confidential. Confidential information includes, but is not limited to, names of applicants and recipients, addresses, financial information, identifying numbers and any and all information obtained through the Count’s participation in the Title XIX, Medicaid program. Additional information may be requested from the State regarding recipients and shall be subject to the same confidentiality provisions.
Section 3: There is hereby adopted, as required by Idaho Code § 31-873(4), as a means to safeguard Department of Health and Welfare, the following statement to be signed by all county employees dealing with the State Medicaid program and retained by the county commissioners:
COMES NOW and hereby acknowledges and expressly agrees that he/she shall observe the confidentiality of information requirements set forth in Idaho Code § 56-221 and 56-222 and the applicable Department of Health and Welfare and Federal rules and regulations.
In Particular, Understand that, pursuant to Idaho Code § 56-222, it is unlawful, except for the purpose directly connected with the participation of Title XIX, Medicaid, and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, for any person or persons to disclose, or make use of, or to authorize, knowingly permit or participate in the use of any list of names, or any information concerning persons applying for or receiving, such assistance or services, directly or indirectly derived from the records, papers, files or communications of the state or county or subdivision or agencies thereof or acquired in t he course of the performance of official duties, specifically dealing with the participation of Title XIX, Medicaid program.
Section 4: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its passage, approval and publication.
DATED this 10 day of November 1987
County of Idaho


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