N.H. Code Admin. R. He-E 801.21 - Non-Medical Transportation Services

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Non-medical transportation services shall be covered when provided by employees of:
(1) Home health care providers licensed in accordance with RSA 151:2 and He-P 809;
(2) Home care service providers licensed in accordance with RSA 151:2 and He-P 822;
(3) Other qualified agencies certified in accordance with RSA 161-I and He-P 601; or
(4) Agencies under contract with BEAS to provide services, which include the provision of transportation, funded by the Older Americans' Act or the Social Services Block Grant.
(b) Vehicles used for providing non-medical transportation services shall have a current inspection sticker.
(c) Drivers providing non-medical transportation services shall:
(1) Have a current and valid driver's license;
(2) Provide documentation of having car insurance that
a. Includes uninsured motorist coverage; and
b. Is for a minimum of $100,000 per passenger per occurrence and $300,000 per occurrence; and
(3) Be 18 years of age or older.
(d) When requesting authorization for non-medical transportation services, the participant's case manager shall:
(1) Document the following in the participant's record:
a. What public transportation resources were investigated by the case manager and why they do not meet the participant's needs;
b. What private transportation resources were investigated by the case manager, such as friends or family members, including who was contacted and when that person denied transportation; and
c. How the non-medical transportation requested will implement the comprehensive care plan; and
(2) Send the following information with the request for non-medical transportation to BEAS:
a. The specific destination(s) of the requested transportation;
b. How the participant has previously been transported to that destination(s) , if applicable;
c. The name of the person or provider that will provide the transportation;
d. If more than one trip to the same destination is being requested, identify the frequency requested;
e. A copy of the section of the comprehensive care plan that documents that the requested transportation is necessary for it to be implemented; and
f. Which specific public and private resources were investigated, as described above in (1) a. and b., and why they are not available to the participant.
(e) Non-medical transportation services shall be covered:
(1) When it is authorized by BEAS to access a waiver service or other destination to implement the participant's comprehensive care plan; and
(2) The documentation requirements in (d) above are met.
(f) Non-medical transportation trips shall include transportation to and from the authorized destination.
(g) The following services shall not be covered as non-medical transportation:
(1) Assistance with tasks at a destination;
(2) Transportation to or from medical appointments or services; and
(3) Transportation provided to a participant receiving residential care or adult family care services.

Notes

N.H. Code Admin. R. He-E 801.21

(See Revision Note at part heading for He-E 801) #9969, eff 8-8-11

Amended by Volume XXXIX Number 32, Filed August 8, 2019, Proposed by #12830, Effective 8/7/2019, Expires 2/3/2020.

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