Section 22-6-6.1

Assignment to state of recipients' rights to payments for medical care; authorization to release needed information.

(a) Every recipient of medical assistance under the Alabama Medicaid Program shall be deemed to have made assignment to the State of Alabama of any and all rights of his to medical support or payments for medical care from any person, firm or corporation, together with the rights of any other individuals eligible for medical assistance for whom he can legally make assignment. This assignment shall be effective to the extent of the amount of medical assistance actually paid by the Medicaid Agency. The recipient shall cooperate fully with the Medicaid Agency in its efforts to secure such rights, and shall execute and deliver all instruments and papers needed by the Medicaid Agency in this regard.

(b) Every recipient of medical assistance under the Alabama Medicaid Program shall be deemed to have authorized all third parties, including insurance companies and providers of medical care, to release to the Medicaid Agency all information needed by the agency to secure or enforce its rights as assignee under subsection (a) of this section.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-156, p. 227, §§1, 2.)