Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
of supported living coaching services shall meet the minimum qualifications of
a behavioral program specialist, State of Florida Career Service Class
Specification #5751. These are an associate's degree with a major in nursing,
education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science and two years of
experience; or a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing, education, or a
social, behavioral or rehabilitative science. Experience can be substituted for
the required college on a year-for-year basis.
(2) Providers of personal care assistance
through the CSLA Medicaid state plan option shall meet the minimum requirements
of a Human Services Worker II, State of Florida Career Service Class
Specification #5709. These are one year of experience working in medical,
psychiatric, nursing or child care setting, or working with developmentally
disabled persons. College or vocational or technical training can substitute at
the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required
(3) Providers of
environmental modifications through the CSLA Medicaid state plan option must be
licensed as contractors pursuant to Chapter 489, F.S., when the modifications
to be performed require a permit.
(4) Agencies or individuals who wish to be
certified as providers of supported living coaching services, CSLA personal
assistance services or CSLA environmental modification services, shall submit a
completed provider application, which is hereby incorporated by reference and
is available at area offices. This application shall be submitted to the area
office in the area where the applicant wishes to provide services. Providers
must comply with all assurances specified in the application.
(5) Each area office program shall develop
operating procedures to respond to requests for blank applications and requests
for information or assistance from prospective applicants. This shall include
timely procedures for notifying applicants of errors or omissions in the
(6) Within fifteen
working days of receipt of a complete application, the area office shall
approve or deny the application.
(7) On denial of an application, the area
office shall inform the applicant of any right to a hearing pursuant to Section
(8) On approval of an
application for supported living coaching or CSLA personal assistance
certification, the area office shall issue a certification to provide services
that shall be valid for no more than one year.
On acceptance of an application for CSLA
environmental modifications certification, the area office shall issue a
certification to provide services that shall remain valid unless terminated
under the provisions of Rule
(10) Supported living
certification is valid statewide. Providers who wish to expand services to a
new area shall submit a copy of their application and certificate from the
certifying area to the area office in the new district.