Legal Memorandum: "Health Care Specialist" in ME

Issue: What is the statutory definition of ‘health care specialist’ in Maine?

Area of Law: Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Law Compliance
Keywords: Health care specialist; Medical evaluation
Jurisdiction: Maine
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 22, § 7317 (2014)
Date: 09/01/2014

Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 22, § 7317 (2014) (In determining eligibility for publicly funded in-home and community health services and nursing facility services, the state must conduct an assessment that “must include a medical evaluation conducted by the consumer’s primary care provider or health care specialist, as appropriate, and an evaluation by the department of the requirements for personal care assistant services and the hours of service necessary to maintain the consumer in a home-based or community-based setting.”).


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