§5-16B-8. Termination and reauthorization.
(a) The program established in this article abrogates and shall be of no further force and effect, without further action by the Legislature, upon the occurrence of any of the following:

(1) The date of entry of a final judgment or order by a court of competent jurisdiction which disallows the program;

(2) The effective date of any reduction in annual federal funding levels below the amounts allocated and/or projected in Title XXI of the Social Security Act of 1997;

(3) The effective date of any federal rule or regulation negating the purposes or effect of this article; or

(4) For purposes of subdivisions (2) and (3) of this subsection, if a later effective date for such reduction or negation is specified, such date will control.

(b) Upon termination of the board and notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, the director may change the levels of costs to covered families only in accordance with rules proposed to the Legislature pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.