ACWDL 07-34: Medi-Cal Pre-Release Application Process for Wards in County Juvenile Facilities (1/2/08)

This ACWDL lays out the process county welfare departments need to follow to determine the Medi-Cal eligibility of youth prior to their release from county juvenile facilities, pursuant to SB 1469. Before a juvenile is released, the county juvenile facility provides the necessary information to determine the juvenile’s Medi-Cal eligibility to the county welfare department.  The date of release is the date of eligibility.  If the juvenile is eligible the county welfare department must supply the juvenile with a temporary paper Medi-Cal card that he or she can use immediately upon release. [Download]