Family Healthcare (FAMIS) Manual – Table of Contents

0927.005.00 Legal Basis

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Senate Bill 577 (2007) added Section 208.659 to the Revised Statutes of Missouri authorizing a revision to 13 CSR 70-4.090, thereby establishing the Uninsured Women’s Health Services program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved an amendment to Missouri’s Section 1115 Waiver, authorizing the revision in December 2008. The CMS approval allows the Family Support Division to begin accepting applications and determining eligibility for the Uninsured Women’s Health Services (UWHS) program effectively immediately.

Through the UWHS program, Missouri provides women’s health services to uninsured women who are in need of family planning services, from age 18 up to but not including age 56, with a family income less than or equal to 185% of the federal poverty level.