42 USC 1397gg - Strategic objectives and performance goals; plan administration

(a) Strategic objectives and performance goals 

(1) Description 
A State child health plan shall include a description of
(A) the strategic objectives,
(B) the performance goals, and

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(C) the performance measures,

the State has established for providing child health assistance to targeted low-income children under the plan and otherwise for maximizing health benefits coverage for other low-income children and children generally in the State.

(2) Strategic objectives 
Such plan shall identify specific strategic objectives relating to increasing the extent of creditable health coverage among targeted low-income children and other low-income children.
(3) Performance goals 
Such plan shall specify one or more performance goals for each such strategic objective so identified.
(4) Performance measures 
Such plan shall describe how performance under the plan will be
(A) measured through objective, independently verifiable means, and
(B) compared against performance goals, in order to determine the States performance under this subchapter.
(b) Records, reports, audits, and evaluation 

(1) Data collection, records, and reports 
A State child health plan shall include an assurance that the State will collect the data, maintain the records, and furnish the reports to the Secretary, at the times and in the standardized format the Secretary may require in order to enable the Secretary to monitor State program administration and compliance and to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of State plans under this subchapter.
(2) State assessment and study 
A State child health plan shall include a description of the States plan for the annual assessments and reports under section 1397hh (a) of this title and the evaluation required by section 1397hh (b) of this title.
(3) Audits 
A State child health plan shall include an assurance that the State will afford the Secretary access to any records or information relating to the plan for the purposes of review or audit.

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(c) Program development process 
A State child health plan shall include a description of the process used to involve the public in the design and implementation of the plan and the method for ensuring ongoing public involvement.
(d) Program budget 
A State child health plan shall include a description of the budget for the plan. The description shall be updated periodically as necessary and shall include details on the planned use of funds and the sources of the non-Federal share of plan expenditures, including any requirements for cost-sharing by beneficiaries.
(e) Application of certain general provisions 
The following sections of this chapter shall apply to States under this subchapter in the same manner as they apply to a State under subchapter XIX of this chapter:
(1) Subchapter XIX provisions 

(A) Section 1396a (a)(4)(C) of this title (relating to conflict of interest standards).
(B) Paragraphs (2), (16), and (17) of section 1396b (i) of this title (relating to limitations on payment).
(C) Section 1396b (w) of this title (relating to limitations on provider taxes and donations).
(D) Section 1396r–1a of this title (relating to presumptive eligibility for children).
(2) Subchapter XI provisions 

(A) Section 1315 of this title (relating to waiver authority).
(B) Section 1316 of this title (relating to administrative and judicial review), but only insofar as consistent with this subchapter.
(C) Section 1320a–3 of this title (relating to disclosure of ownership and related information).
(D) Section 1320a–5 of this title (relating to disclosure of information about certain convicted individuals).
(E) Section 1320a–7a of this title (relating to civil monetary penalties).
(F) Section 1320a–7b (d) of this title (relating to criminal penalties for certain additional charges).
(G) Section 1320b–2 of this title (relating to periods within which claims must be filed).
(f) Limitation of waiver authority 
Notwithstanding subsection (e)(2)(A) and section 1315 (a) of this title, the Secretary may not approve a waiver, experimental, pilot, or demonstration project that would allow funds made available under this subchapter to be used to provide child health assistance or other health benefits coverage to a nonpregnant childless adult. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a caretaker relative (as such term is defined for purposes of carrying out section 1396u–1 of this title) shall not be considered a childless adult.