Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006
Enacted December 20, 2006
Purpose: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend expiring provisions, and for other purposes
Division B, section 405 of the Act amended the Social Security Act to exempt all foster children assisted under title IV-B or IV-E and children receiving title IV-E adoption assistance from the Medicaid citizenship documentation requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
Major Provisions of the Act
- Amended section 1903(x) of title XIX of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. § 1386b) by including all foster children assisted by titles IV-B and IV-E of the Act and children receiving title IV-E adoption assistance in the groups exempt from the requirement to present documentary evidence of citizenship or nationality if they declare themselves to be citizens or nationals of the United States
- Added a new provision to title IV-E of the Act to require that State plans include procedures for verifying the citizenship or immigration status of children in foster care under State responsibility under titles IV-B or IV-E
- Amended section 1123A of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a-2a) to include review of State conformity with this requirement in the Child and Family Services Reviews (CSFRs)