Family MO HealthNet (MAGI)

1805.040.10.15 Good Cause Defined

IM-#97, November 9, 2015

Good cause for refusing to cooperate exists when one or more of the following circumstances exist:

    1. Cooperation by the applicant or participant may reasonably be anticipated to result in physical or emotional harm to the:
      1. Child;
      2. Applicant or participant so serious that it reduces his/her capacity to care adequately for the child; or
      3. Applicant or participant as a result of domestic violence.
    2. Establishing paternity or securing medical support will be detrimental to the child because:
      1. The child was conceived as a result of forcible, not statutory, rape or incest;
      2. Legal proceedings for adopting the child are pending before a court; or
      3. A public or private social service agency is currently assisting the applicant or participant to resolve the issue of whether to keep the child or relinquish the child for adoption, and the discussions have not gone on for more than three months.