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43-117. Adoptive parents; assistance; medicalassessment of child.(1) The Department of Health and HumanServices may make payments as needed,after the legal completion of an adoption, on behalfof a child who immediatelypreceding the adoption was (a) a ward of the department with specialneeds or(b) the subject of a state-subsidized guardianship. Such paymentsto adoptive parents may include maintenance costs, medical and surgical expenses,and other costs incidental to the care of the child. Payments for maintenanceand medical care shall terminate on or before the child's twentieth birthday.(2) The Department of Health and Human Services shall pay the treatmentcosts for the care of an adopted minor child which are the result of an illnessor condition if within three years after the decree of adoption is enteredthe child is diagnosed as having a physical or mental illness or conditionwhich predates the adoption and the child was adopted through the department,the department did not inform the adopting parents of such condition priorto the adoption, and the condition is of such nature as to require medical,psychological, or psychiatric treatment and is more extensive than ordinarychildhood illness.(3) The Department of Health and Human Services shall conduct a medicalassessment of the mental and physical needs of any child to be adopted throughthe department. SourceLaws 1971, LB 425, § 1; Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 114; Laws 1997, LB 788, § 1; Laws 2009, LB91, § 1.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter43 > 43-117

43-117. Adoptive parents; assistance; medicalassessment of child.(1) The Department of Health and HumanServices may make payments as needed,after the legal completion of an adoption, on behalfof a child who immediatelypreceding the adoption was (a) a ward of the department with specialneeds or(b) the subject of a state-subsidized guardianship. Such paymentsto adoptive parents may include maintenance costs, medical and surgical expenses,and other costs incidental to the care of the child. Payments for maintenanceand medical care shall terminate on or before the child's twentieth birthday.(2) The Department of Health and Human Services shall pay the treatmentcosts for the care of an adopted minor child which are the result of an illnessor condition if within three years after the decree of adoption is enteredthe child is diagnosed as having a physical or mental illness or conditionwhich predates the adoption and the child was adopted through the department,the department did not inform the adopting parents of such condition priorto the adoption, and the condition is of such nature as to require medical,psychological, or psychiatric treatment and is more extensive than ordinarychildhood illness.(3) The Department of Health and Human Services shall conduct a medicalassessment of the mental and physical needs of any child to be adopted throughthe department. SourceLaws 1971, LB 425, § 1; Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 114; Laws 1997, LB 788, § 1; Laws 2009, LB91, § 1.

State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter43 > 43-117

43-117. Adoptive parents; assistance; medicalassessment of child.(1) The Department of Health and HumanServices may make payments as needed,after the legal completion of an adoption, on behalfof a child who immediatelypreceding the adoption was (a) a ward of the department with specialneeds or(b) the subject of a state-subsidized guardianship. Such paymentsto adoptive parents may include maintenance costs, medical and surgical expenses,and other costs incidental to the care of the child. Payments for maintenanceand medical care shall terminate on or before the child's twentieth birthday.(2) The Department of Health and Human Services shall pay the treatmentcosts for the care of an adopted minor child which are the result of an illnessor condition if within three years after the decree of adoption is enteredthe child is diagnosed as having a physical or mental illness or conditionwhich predates the adoption and the child was adopted through the department,the department did not inform the adopting parents of such condition priorto the adoption, and the condition is of such nature as to require medical,psychological, or psychiatric treatment and is more extensive than ordinarychildhood illness.(3) The Department of Health and Human Services shall conduct a medicalassessment of the mental and physical needs of any child to be adopted throughthe department. SourceLaws 1971, LB 425, § 1; Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 114; Laws 1997, LB 788, § 1; Laws 2009, LB91, § 1.

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