S.C. Code Regs. 126-940 - Program Administration

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Subject to the availability of funding, the OSS Program will supplement the income of eligible individuals for whom an OSS slot request has been approved.
B. The Department of Health and Human Services will establish the maximum number of OSS recipients that can be funded with the appropriations made available through the South Carolina legislative budgetary process, and will develop and administer appropriate waiting lists as may be necessary to ensure that the OSS Program is administered within the scope of the available funding.
C. OSS benefits will be paid monthly by the Department of Health and Human Services through the issuance of a single check to each participating community residential care facility that includes the OSS benefit payments for all OSS recipients residing in that facility during the month for which the payment is being made. This check will be accompanied by a schedule of the individuals covered and the amount of the OSS benefit payment for each individual.
D. Community residential care facilities participating in the OSS Program must maintain adequate records of the OSS benefit payments received by the facility on behalf of each OSS recipient, and the facility must be able to accurately account for its disposition of each resident's funds.
E. Cost-of-living adjustments in benefit payments made by the federal government will result in adjustments in the OSS Program as directed by the South Carolina General Assembly in the legislative budgetary process. In the event that no specific direction is provided for the treatment of a federal cost-of-living adjustment, such adjustment will result in no change to the OSS net income limitation, the OSS facility rate, or the personal needs allowance; OSS benefit payment amounts will be adjusted to reflect the changes in recipients' countable income.
F. Community residential care facilities who choose to participate in the OSS Program are required to comply with the policies and procedures of the OSS Program as may be issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in handbooks, manuals, program bulletins, notices, or regulations. Non-compliance may result in the termination of a facility's OSS participation.
G. A community residential care facility participating in the OSS Program may not charge an OSS recipient or the recipient's family any additional amount for services included in the OSS facility rate. The imposition of additional charges for services included in the OSS facility rate constitutes grounds for termination of the facility's OSS participation.
H. Individuals who seek or receive benefits from the OSS Program are required to comply with the policies and procedures of the OSS Program as may be issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in handbooks, manuals, program bulletins, notices, or regulations. Non-compliance may result in the denial or termination of an individual's eligibility and benefit payments under the OSS Program.

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S.C. Code Regs. 126-940
Added by State Register Volume 24, Issue No. 3, eff March 23, 2001.

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