DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION IN THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM AND THE
GENERAL ASSISTANCE MEDICAL PROGRAM
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of social services by
sections 6, 10, and 14 of Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 1939, as amended, and
section 453 of Act No. 380 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended, being SS400.6,
400.10, 400.14, and 16.553 of the Michigan Compiled Laws)
R 400.7171 Definitions.
Rule 1. As used in these rules:
(a) "Department" means the department of social services, its officials, or agents.
(b) "General assistance medical program" means the department's program to
provide for medical assistance established by sections 14 and 55 of Act No. 280 of the
Public Acts of 1939, as amended, being SS400.14 and 400.55 of the Michigan Compiled
(c) "Medical assistance program" means the department's program to provide for
medical assistance established by section 105 of Act No. 280 of the Public Acts of 1939,
as amended, being S400.105 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and title 19 of the
federal social security act, 42 U.S.C. S1396 et seq.
(d) "Provider" means an individual, firm, corporation, association, agency,
institution, or other legal entity which has been approved to provide medical
assistance to a recipient pursuant to the medical assistance program or the general
assistance medical program.
(e) "Recipient" means an individual eligible to receive medical assistance
through the department.
History: 1980 AACS.
R 400.7172 Discrimination in general assistance medical and medical
assistance programs prohibited.
Rule 2. (1) Services provided to recipients by providers pursuant to and within the
limits of the medical assistance program and the general assistance medical program
shall be of the same scope, quality, and delivery as those provided to the general
(2) A provider shall not discriminate in the rendering of medical services to a
recipient on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, physical or mental handicap,
national origin, marital status, or sexual preference.
History: 1980 AACS.