Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
In the ERDC program:
(1) The caretaker is responsible for paying
the copayment to the primary provider of child care unless the Child Care
Billing form was sent to the provider showing no copayment.
(2) If the client has only one provider
during a month, that provider is the primary provider. If the client uses more
than one provider, the client must designate one as the primary provider.
Notwithstanding any designation by the client, the Department considers a
provider having the copayment amount (not to exceed the client's established
copayment amount) deducted from its valid billing statement the primary
provider for that period.
the copayment exceeds the amount billed by the primary provider, the Department
may treat a different provider as the primary provider or split the copayment
among the providers who bill for care.
The copayment amount due from the
caretaker to the provider is the lesser of:
(a) The copayment amount determined by the
Department based on family size and income.
(b) The total amount allowed by the
Department on a provider claim.
A client who fails to pay a copayment to
or to make satisfactory arrangements with the primary provider is ineligible
for ERDC if the provider notifies the Department of an overdue copayment within
60 days after the Department issues payment for the month at issue. The period
of ineligibility ends under any of the following circumstances:
(a) On the first day of the month in which
the client makes the copayment or makes satisfactory arrangements with the
(b) On the first day of
the month after three years have lapsed from the date the client failed to make
(c) On the first
day of the month in which the client provides verification that the copayment
debt was discharged by a bankruptcy filing.
(6) The Department will make the payment to a
provider if a Child Care Billing form is mailed to the provider prior to the
notification described in section (5) of this rule.
Or. Admin. R.
AFS 12-1990, f. 3-30-90,
cert. ef. 4-1-90; AFS 2-1992, f. 1-30-92, cert. ef. 2-1-92; AFS 20-1992, f.
7-31-92, cert. ef. 8-1-92; AFS 12-1993, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-93; AFS 13-1995,
f. 6-29-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; AFS 15-1999, f. 11-30-99, cert. ef. 12-1-99; AFS
34-2000, f. 12-22-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; SSP 7-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-03;
SSP 13-2009, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-09; SSP 18-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-10;
23-2015, f. 9-28-15, cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS