Revision: Feb. 22, 2023, 4:26 p.m.
HB 601-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 601-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Heath, Hills. 41; Rep. Cornell, Hills. 22; Rep. K. Murray, Rock. 22; Rep. Freitas, Hills. 26; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 5; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 9; Rep. Chretien, Hills. 41
The bill requires the department of education to seek participation in the Medicaid direct certification methodology for school meals program for free and reduced price meals for students in public kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Three
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Department of Education; Application for Medicaid Direct Certification Program; Public Kindergarten, Elementary, and Secondary Schools. The department of education shall seek participation in the Demonstration Projects to Evaluate Direct Certification with Medicaid administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The department of health and human services shall assist the department of education as needed in pursuing and implementing this new direct certification methodology.
2 New Section; Personally Identifiable Student Data Sharing. Amend RSA 189 by inserting after section 67 the following new section:
189:67-a Personally Identifiable Student Data Sharing.
I. The department of health and human services and the department of education shall share the minimum necessary personally identifiable student data for the purposes of establishing eligibility for any project involving federal programs. Such personally identifiable data shall include but not limited to the student’s full name, date of birth, gender, and residence.
II. The department of health and human services and the department of education shall provide applicants relative to any direct certification program the option to elect to participate in the direct certification program. As part of the option, the data to be used in the matching between departments shall be made available to the applicant.
III. Prior to the start of any direct certification program, the commissioners of the department of health and human services and the department of education shall sign a document developed by the attorney general verifying that the data matching between departments complies with all applicable state and federal laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and the federal Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (CMPPA). Copies of the signed document shall be provided to the state archives, office of the governor, performance audit and oversight committee, senate president and speaker of the house of representatives, and senate and house education committee chairs.
HB 601-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time. When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the House Clerk's Office.
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