Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–771.07c. DC HealthCare Alliance Reform Fund.

*NOTE: This section was created by emergency legislation with identical permanent legislation that will become effective in December, 2021.*

(a) There is established as a special fund the DC HealthCare Alliance Reform Fund ("Fund"), which shall be administered by the Department in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Local funds appropriated in Fiscal Years 2022 through 2024 for the Department that remain unspent at the close of each fiscal year shall be deposited into the Fund.

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used exclusively within the Department of Health Care Finance to fully fund reforms to the D.C. HealthCare Alliance Program, including:

(1) Permanently eliminating the requirement for a face-to-face interview as a recertification requirement for the DC HealthCare Alliance program; and

(2) Extending the period of time before recertification of enrollment from 6 months to one year.

(d)(1) The money deposited into the Fund but not expended in a fiscal year shall not revert to the unassigned fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.

(2) Subject to authorization in an approved budget and financial plan, money in the Fund shall be continually available without regard to fiscal year limitation.