Interstate Compact On Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA)
- An arrangement among participating states that controls cross-state provision of medical services and adoption support payments for adopted children who have special needs, based on the laws of involved states
- Under ICAMA, a child with special needs who was adopted in one state can receive medical services in another state.
- The ICAMA ensures that payments for adoption assistance travel with a child who moves to another state.
- Due to ICAMA, the adopted child received needed medical services even after moving to a new state.