Effective Date: January 1, 2017
A person living in an institution is a resident of an institution.
Anyone who moves from a household to an institution is not considered a resident of the institution until the month after he enters an institution.
Anyone who moves from an institution to a household is not considered a resident of the institution during the month he leaves the institution.
A child under the age of 18 is not considered a resident of an institution if he is living temporarily in the institution while arrangements are being made for other placement.
A child who resides in a temporary shelter for a limited period of time is not considered a resident of an institution.
Residents of Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD’s) who are 21 years old or younger are considered residents of the IMD until they are unconditionally released.
An IMD is a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution of more than 16 beds that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatments, or care of persons with mental diseases, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services.
A person who was a resident of a household at the time of application and later becomes a resident of an IMD, is eligible to maintain their enrollment in CHIP for the remainder of their 12 month certification period. At the time of review, if the person is still a resident of an IMD, that person’s CHIP enrollment must be discontinued.