DHS Notifies Facilities Regarding Stimulus Checks
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/30/2020
The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) reported Monday that it sent letters to the state's long-term care residential facilities advising of the seizure, retention, or confiscation of stimulus payments from their residents, regardless of payer source or debt owed to anyone.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services consider such seizure as a violation of federal regulations.
Facilities could be subject to federal enforcement actions, including the removal from participating in Medicaid and Medicare programs.