for Children in Foster Care
are in the custody of the State of Utah may qualify for
health care coverage under Medicaid or State medical assistance.
Children may be in the custody of the Division of Child
and Family Services (DCFS), or the Division of Youth Corrections
(DYC). Proof of custody is provided by the Foster
Care worker in the form of a court order.
Custody Medical Care Program is a state-funded program which
pays medical bills for a child placed in the custody
of the State. It does not matter if the child has
not yet been determined eligible for Medicaid or may not
be eligible for Medicaid. The program pays for services
not covered by Medicaid and for services from a provider
who may not be a current Medicaid provider. For more
information, please refer to SECTION
1 of the Utah Medicaid Provider Manual, Chapter
4 - 4, Custody Medical Care Program.