101 CMR 424.02 - Definitions

As used in 101 CMR 424.00, unless the context requires otherwise, terms have the meanings in 101 CMR 424.02.

Client. An individual that receives developmental and support services purchased by a governmental unit.

Clinical Team. The clinical team is comprised of medical, psychological, and social service professionals, and provides around-the-clock on-call response to individuals in crisis.

Corporate Representative Payee. Individualized financial supports and advocacy for individuals who benefit from support in managing their own funds. The program supports the individual in his or her personal movement toward integration into the larger community by handling or supporting various aspects of the individual's bank accounts, bill payments, and personal expenditures. Intensity levels are differentiated by complexity of the individual's finances and level of 1:1 support provided.

Cost Report. The document used to report costs and other financial and statistical data. The Uniform Financial Statements and Independent Auditor's Report (UFR) is used when required.

Day Habilitation Supplemental Service Supports. Certain clients may need supplemental services in the form of additional staff assistance to enable their participation in the day habilitation program listed in 101 CMR 348.02: General Definitions. For those qualifying clients, the approved individual aide rate includes salary, payroll taxes, and fringe benefits for an individual aide for a specific client.

(a) The supplemental rate applies when both of the following conditions exist.
1. The purchasing agency determines that the specific client could not participate in a day habilitation program without supplemental one-to-one care.
2. The need for supplemental services is documented in the client's individual service plan or similar plan of care.
(b) Approved supplemental services are as follows.
1. Program Aide. Direct care services provided by the equivalent of a Direct Care/Program Staff I as defined in the UFR Audit & Preparation Manual.
2. Paraprofessional and Other Credentialed Aides or Those Requiring Experience Beyond That of a Direct Care/Program Staff I. This includes, but is not limited to, physical therapy aides, certified occupational therapy aides, or behavioral specialists.

EOHHS. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services established under M.G.L. c. 6A.

Governmental Unit. The Commonwealth, any board, commission, department, division, or agency of the Commonwealth and any political subdivision of the Commonwealth.

Provider. Any individual, group, partnership, trust, corporation, or other legal entity that offers services for purchase by a governmental unit and that meets the conditions of purchase or licensure that have been adopted by a purchasing governmental unit.

Psychology Practitioner. Psychology practitioner may be any of the following:

(a) a psychologist who is licensed to practice by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Psychologists;
(b) a graduate of a masters or doctoral level psychology program; or
(c) a behavioral analyst, board certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), a private nonprofit organization based in Littleton, Colorado.

Reporting Year. The provider's fiscal year for which costs incurred are reported to the Operational Services Division on the Uniform Financial Statements and Independent Auditor's Report (UFR).

Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP). A program that assists students with disabilities to prepare for the transition from high school to adulthood by providing advocacy, skills training, and peer counseling, to help students learn to live independently in the community of their choice. TAP services are available to any individual who is 14 through 22 years of age and enrolled in special education.


101 CMR 424.02
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1485, eff. 1/1/2023.

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