(a) The department of health and human resources shall design and provide the vouchers to any corporation wishing to participate in the program at a cost not to exceed the actual cost of the voucher.
(b) No later than ninety days after a request is made by a corporation wishing to participate in the insurance subsidy program, the department of health and human resources in cooperation with the corporations participating in the program, shall begin to conduct regional training and information sessions in all regions of the state. The purpose of these sessions is to train guardians and potential applicant aides in the the necessary rules to qualify under the federal guidelines for earned income credits and the requirements of this section. These sessions shall be open to the public and potential applicant aides, at a charge not to exceed ten dollars which shall be used solely to defray the costs of conducting the training sessions. Sessions shall be available in at least the first and fourth quarter of the calendar year in all regions of the state after a request has been made by a corporation to commence such training sessions. The department of health and human resources may waive the fee for guardians.
(c) Potential applicant aides shall be tested by the department of health and human resources. Potential applicant aides who successfully complete the test shall be awarded a certificate entitling them to work as an applicant aide. The department of health and human resources shall propose legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
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