Section 126-D:6

    126-D:6 Medical Assistance. –
I. A child with special needs resident in this state who is the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with another state shall be entitled to receive a medical assistance identification from this state upon the filing in the department of health and human services of a certified copy of the adoption assistance agreement obtained from the adoption assistance state. In accordance with rules of the department of health and human services, the adoptive parents shall be required at least annually to show that the agreement is still in force or has been renewed.
II. The department of health and human services shall consider the holder of a medical assistance identification pursuant to this section as any other holder of a medical assistance identification under the laws of this state and shall process and make payment on claims on account of such holder in the same manner and pursuant to the same conditions and procedures as for other recipients of medical assistance.
III. The submission of any claim for payment or reimbursement for medical services or benefits pursuant to this section or the making of any statement in connection with such a claim, when the maker of the claim or statement knows or should know the claim or statement is false, misleading or fraudulent shall be punishable as false swearing under RSA 641:2 or under a similar law in the state of residence or in the adoption assistance state, when such state is not the state of New Hampshire.
IV. The provisions of this section shall apply only to medical assistance for children under adoption assistance agreements from states which have entered into a compact with this state under which the other state provides medical assistance to children with special needs under adoption assistance agreements made by this state. Any and all other children entitled to medical assistance pursuant to adoption assistance agreements entered into by this state shall be eligible to receive it in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures.

Source. 1985, 367:13. 1995, 310:181, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.