Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
(1) "Agency" or "APD" means the Agency for
Persons with Disabilities.
"Basic Training" includes courses that any person who intends to become a
Direct Service Provider for clients of the Agency must successfully complete
before becoming a Direct Service Provider.
(3) "Competency-Based Assessment" is a test
administered at the conclusion of a training course to determine if the trainee
obtained the necessary knowledge, skill sets, and/or competencies to qualify as
having successfully completed the participant's required training.
"Consultant" shall have the same meaning
as in the Consumer-Directed Care Plus Program Coverage, Limitations, and
Reimbursement Handbook (CDC+ Handbook), as adopted by Rule
Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). A Consultant is included within the
meaning of Support Coordinator.
"Consumer-Directed Care Plus Program" or "CDC+ Program" means a
consumer-directed program that provides an alternative to the Medicaid State
Plan and the Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver (also known as
the iBudget Waiver). The CDC+ Program operates under the authority of section
1915(j) of the Medicaid State Plan Amendment of the Social Security Act and is
governed by Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 441, and sections
and (7), F.S.
"Developmental Disabilities Individual
Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook" or "iBudget
Handbook" refers to the handbook incorporated by reference in Rule
Florida Administrative Code
"Direct Service Provider" means a person 18 years of age or older who has
direct face-to-face contact with a client while providing services to the
client or has access to a client's living areas or to a client's funds or
Community Based Services Waiver" or "Waiver" means the Medicaid waiver
of the federal
Social Security Act and Section
F.S., that provides Medicaid funding for home and community-based services to
eligible persons with developmental disabilities who are eligible for Agency
services and who live at home or in a home-like setting.
(9) "In-Service Training" also known as
Continuing Education in certain professions, includes courses provided or
approved by the Agency that must be taken on an annual or biannual basis in
order to maintain the provider's status as a HCBS Waiver Direct Service
(10) "In-Service Training
Credits" or "Credits" refer to the standard unit of measurement of coursework
used for training and credential purposes.
(11) "Learning Management System" or "LMS"
refers to an automated system used by the Agency to administer the learning
process within an organization.
(12) "Medicaid Waiver Services Agreement" or
"MWSA" means the contract between the Agency and providers of Medicaid Waiver
services to Agency clients, as defined in section
(13) "Pre-Service Training"
includes service-specific courses that must be taken prior to becoming a
support coordinator and after completion of the required Basic
Organization" shall have the same meaning as in section
(15) "Quality Improvement
Organization" or "QIO" means a group of health quality experts, clinicians, and
consumers contracted with the Agency for Health Care Administration and
organized to improve the quality of care delivered to Agency clients.
(16) "Regional Office" means one of the
Agency's offices serving a Region. The contact information for each Regional
Office is designated on the Agency's website.
(17) "Service Specific Training" includes
courses that must be taken prior to or within a short specific time period of
becoming a HCBS Waiver Direct Service Provider and is specific to the service
one is authorized to provide, as designated in these rules and the
Coordinator" which is also known as "waiver support coordinator" or "WSC",
shall have the same meaning as defined in section
F.S. For the purposes of this rule, this definition includes consultant as
defined in the CDC+ Handbook as incorporated in rule
(19) "Trainee" means a
person who receives training from Agency Staff.
(20) This rule is in effect for five years
from its effective date.