S87: Medicaid Reimbursement/Charter Schools. Latest Version

AN ACT to deem charter schools as local governmental entities as necessary to allow charter schools to receive medicaid reimbursement in the same manner as local education agencies.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 115C‑218.105 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

(g)      Notwithstanding G.S. 115C‑218.15(b) and solely with respect to the North Carolina Medicaid program, a charter school that is approved by the State as a public school pursuant to this Article shall be deemed a local government entity that is responsible, or assumes responsibility, either directly or indirectly through an agency or other political subdivision, for the payment of the nonfederal share for reimbursable medical services, if any, provided by the charter school. The nonfederal share shall consist exclusively of public funds. For purposes of this subsection, reimbursable medical services means services, including administrative activities related to those services, that are medically necessary and for which federal payment is available under the North Carolina Medicaid Program established under Part 6 of Article 2 of Chapter 108A of the General Statutes. For the purposes of this subsection, ''nonfederal share'' means the share of expenditures for the reimbursable medical services that draws down federal financial participation.

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective July 1, 2021.