Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–533.02. Senior Dental Services Program.

(a) There is established the Senior Dental Services Program, which shall be administered by the Department of Health, in consultation with the Office on Aging, to provide free covered dental health care services to senior citizens 65 years of age or older who are domiciled in the District and have an annual household adjusted gross income of no more than $100,000.

(b) Under the SDSP, DOH shall award grants to provide maximum flexibility to private-practice dental health care providers to promote the health and welfare of low-income senior citizens.

(c) DOH shall provide grantees with the grant funds within 30 days after DOH approves a grant application.

(d) Dental health care providers shall:

(1) Submit a grant application on the form developed by DOH; and

(2) Maintain records of eligible senior citizens served, covered dental health care services provided, and moneys spent for a minimum of 6 years.

(e) To receive covered dental health care services, a senior citizen shall complete a SDSP application certifying that the senior citizen:

(1) Is domiciled in the District of Columbia;

(2) Is 65 years of age or older; and

(3) Has an annual household adjusted gross income of no more than $100,000.

(f) The SDSP shall be funded from the following sources:

(1) In Fiscal Year 2019, $500,000 in recurring local funds;

(2) Federal grants; and

(3) Private donations.

(g) Money in the SDSP shall be used to implement and operate the SDSP.