Sexuality Education for Medicaid and CHIP Eligible Adolescents

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC


Medicaid and some CHIP-eligible youth younger than 21 years old are statutorily required to receive a medical screening that includes age-appropriate health education. A complete screening for adolescents should include sexuality education. Unfortunately, most state plans do not give providers guidance on health education or enforce these legal requirements. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded this benefit to legally require the Medicaid expansion population, as well as those covered under non-grandfathered group and individual private plans, to cover without cost-sharing comprehensive sexuality education. This webinar serves to inform health lawyers and other health policy advocates of Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and each programs required benefits, as well as introduces new ACA eligibility and benefit requirements. This webinar also lays out the gaps in the law that have perpetuated sexuality education not being delivered and it offers recommendations on enforcing existing federal legal requirements to ensure the delivery of this important benefit.

  • Jamille Fields, Reproductive Justice Fellow, National Health Law Program
  • Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program

Presented by The Washington College of Law’s Women and the Law Program and Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Registration for the webinars is free. To apply for CLE credit, you must email Washington
College of Law at in addition to registering for the webinar. The
fee is $55 and 1 CLE credit will be applied for.
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