Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: POLICY REVISION TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES FOR MO HEALTHNET (MHN), TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) AND SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
An electronic or typed signature is considered a valid signature for MHN, TA, and SNAP documents when accompanied with an attestation. The attestation must accompany any typed signature and state that the electronic or typed signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced the same as a handwritten signature.
NOTE: At this time, FSD CANNOT accept an electronic or typed signature on the Authorization for Disclosure of Consumer Medical/Health Information (MO 650-2616).
Policy has been updated to allow electronic or typed signatures:
- General Information Manual – for MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (MHABD)
- TA Manual
- SNAP Manual
- Family MO HealthNet (MAGI) Manual
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.