Section 14007.1

(a)

The department shall electronically verify an individuals state residency using information from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the CalWORKs program, the California Health Benefit Exchange, the Franchise Tax Board, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Employment Development Department, or the electronic service established in accordance with Section 435.949 of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and other available sources. If the department is unable to electronically verify an individuals state residency using these electronic data sources, an individual shall verify state residency as set forth in this section.

(b)

If the individual is 21 years of age or older, is capable of indicating intent, and is not residing in an institution, state residency is established when the individual provides one of the following:

(1)

A recent California rent or mortgage receipt or utility bill in the individuals name.

(2)

A current California motor vehicle drivers license or California Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the individuals name.

(3)

A current California motor vehicle registration in the individuals name.

(4)

A document showing that the individual is employed in this state or is seeking employment in the state.

(5)

A document showing that the individual has registered with a public or private employment service in this state.

(6)

Evidence that the individual has enrolled his or her children in a school in this state.

(7)

Evidence that the individual is receiving public assistance in this state. For purposes of this paragraph, public assistance shall not include unemployment insurance benefits.

(8)

Evidence of registration to vote in this state.

(9)

A declaration by the individual under penalty of perjury that he or she intends to reside in this state and does not have a fixed address and cannot provide any of the documents identified in paragraphs (1) to (8), inclusive.

(10)

A declaration by the individual under penalty of perjury that he or she has entered the state with a job commitment or is seeking employment in the state and cannot provide any of the documents identified in paragraphs (1) to (8), inclusive.

(c)

If the individual is 21 years of age or older, is incapable of indicating intent, and is not residing in an institution, state residency is established when the parent, legal guardian of the individual, or any other person with knowledge declares, under penalty of perjury, that the individual is residing in this state.

(d)

If the individual is 21 years of age or older, is residing in an institution, and became incapable of indicating intent before reaching 21 years of age, state residency is established by any of the following:

(1)

When the parent applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) declares under penalty of perjury that the individuals parents reside in separate states and (B) establishes that he or she (the parent) is a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of this section.

(2)

When the legal guardian applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) declares under penalty of perjury that parental rights have been terminated and (B) establishes that he or she (the legal guardian) is a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of this section.

(3)

When the parent or parents applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf establishes in accordance with the requirements of this section that he, she, or they (the parent or parents), were a resident of this state at the time the individual was placed in the institution.

(4)

When the legal guardian applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) declares under penalty of perjury that parental rights have been terminated and (B) establishes in accordance with the requirements of this section that he or she (the legal guardian) was a resident of this state at the time the individual was placed in the institution.

(5)

When the parent, or parents, applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) provides a document from the institution that demonstrates that the individual is institutionalized in this state and (B) establishes in accordance with the requirements of this section that he, she, or they (the parent or parents), are a resident of this state.

(6)

When the legal guardian applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) provides a document from the institution that demonstrates that the individual is institutionalized in this state, (B) declares under penalty of perjury that parental rights have been terminated, and (C) establishes in accordance with the requirements of this section that he or she (the legal guardian) is a resident of this state.

(7)

When the individual or party applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf (A) provides a document from the institution that demonstrates that the individual is institutionalized in this state, (B) declares under penalty of perjury that the individual has been abandoned by his or her parents and does not have a legal guardian, and (C) establishes that he or she (the individual or party applying for Medi-Cal on the individuals behalf) is a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of this section.

(e)

Except when another state has placed the individual in the institution, if the individual is 21 years of age or older, is residing in an institution, and became incapable of indicating intent on or after reaching 21 years of age, state residency is established when the person filing the application on the individuals behalf provides a document from the institution that demonstrates that the individual is institutionalized in this state.

(f)

If the individual is 21 years of age or older, is capable of indicating intent, and is residing in an institution, state residency is established when the individual (1) provides a document from the institution that demonstrates that the individual is institutionalized in this state, and (2) declares under penalty of perjury that he or she intends to reside in this state.

(g)

If the individual is under 21 years of age, is married or emancipated from his or her parents, is capable of indicating intent, and is not residing in an institution, state residency is established in accordance with subdivision (b).

(h)

If the individual is under 21 years of age, is not living in an institution, and is not described in subdivision (g), state residency is established by any of the following:

(1)

When the individual resides with his or her parent or parents and the parent or parents establish that he, she, or they (the parent or parents) are a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (b).

(2)

When the individual resides with a caretaker relative or caretaker relatives and the caretaker relative or caretaker relatives establish that he, she, or they (the caretaker relative or caretaker relatives), are a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (b).

(3)

When the person with whom the individual is residing is not the individuals parent or caretaker relative and he or she (A) declares under penalty of perjury that the individual is residing with him or her, and (B) establishes that he or she (the person with whom the individual is residing) is a resident of this state in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (b).

(4)

When the individual does not reside with his or her parents or with a caretaker relative and he or she declares under penalty of perjury that he or she is living in this state.

(i)

If the individual is under 21 years of age, is institutionalized, and is not married or emancipated, state residency is established in accordance with paragraph (3), (4), (5), (6), or (7) of subdivision (d).

(j)

A denial of a determination of residency may be appealed in the same manner as any other denial of eligibility. The administrative law judge shall receive any proof of residency offered by the individual and may inquire into any facts relevant to the question of residency. A determination of residency shall not be granted unless a preponderance of the credible evidence supports that the individual is a resident of this state under Section 14007.15.

(k)

To the extent otherwise required by Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the department shall adopt emergency regulations implementing this section no later than July 1, 2015. The department may thereafter readopt the emergency regulations pursuant to that chapter. The adoption and readoption, by the department, of regulations implementing this section shall be deemed to be an emergency and necessary to avoid serious harm to the public peace, health, safety, or general welfare for purposes of Sections 11346.1 and 11349.6 of the Government Code, and the department is hereby exempted from the requirement that it describe facts showing the need for immediate action and from review by the Office of Administrative Law.

(l)

For purposes of this section, the definitions in subdivision (i) of Section 14007.15 shall apply.

(m)

This section shall be implemented only if and to the extent that federal financial participation is available and any necessary federal approvals have been obtained.

(n)

This section shall become operative on January 1, 2014.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_welf_and_inst_code_section_14007.1.

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