Current law does not include the definitions "public assistance" and "medical assistance" relating to death reimbursements for funeral, cremation, and burial expenses for deceased public assistance or medical assistance recipients. The act adds the definitions "public assistance" and "medical assistance" to clarify who qualifies as a public assistance or medical assistance recipient.
Current law authorizes death reimbursements for a person who has applied or was eligible for public benefits. The act requires the person to be receiving the public benefits at the time of death.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)