Current through Register Vol. 48, page 106, April 11, 2022
Terms used in this article mean:
(1) "Audiologist," an individual as defined in SDCL 36-24-1.2;
(2) "Deaf," a non-correctable, bilateral hearing loss of 90dB HL or more;
(3) "Department," the Department of Human Services;
(4) "Division," the Division of Rehabilitation Services, a division of the Department of Human Services;
(5) "Hard of hearing," a hearing loss of 30dB HL or more in the better ear;
(6) "Hearing aid," any wearable instrument or device offered for the purpose of aiding or compensating for impaired human hearing and any parts, attachments, or accessories to the instrument or device, including ear molds, but excluding batteries or cords. The term, hearing aid, does not include cochlear implant, cochlear prosthesis, or bone anchored hearing aids;
(7) "Household income," income which includes gross income of each parent or guardian who is legally responsible for the care and support of the applicant. If the applicant has reached the age of majority and continues to reside at home, the parents' or guardians' income will continue to be considered. If the applicant has reached the age of majority and lives independently, only the applicant's income will be considered.
(8) "Provider," an agency contracted by the Department of Human Services to provide services to eligible applicants of specific programs;
(9) "Resident," an individual who is physically present in South Dakota with an expressed intent to remain; or in the case of a child under 18 years of age, the custodial and legally responsible parent or guardian of the child who is physically present in South Dakota with an expressed intent to remain;
(10) "Secretary," the Secretary of the Department of Human Services;
(11) "Specialized telecommunication equipment," equipment and software provided through one of the telecommunications programs specifically for telecommunication;
(12) "Speech impairment," an impaired ability to produce speech sound which may range from mild to severe;
(13) "Telecommunication," the science and technology of communication at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses;
(14) "Telecommunication Adaptive Devices Program" or "TAD," a program to provide telecommunication adaptive devices to individuals with disabilities that do not include deafness, deaf/blind, hard of hearing, or speech impairment, and
(15) "Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program", or "TED," a program to provide telecommunication devices to individuals who are deaf, deaf/blind, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment.
S.D. Admin. R. 46:30:01:01
SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; transferred from § 67:30:01:01, effective July 1, 1977; transferred from § 71:01:01:01, SL 1989, ch 21, § 3, effective July 1, 1989; 18 SDR 95, effective December 2, 1991; 21 SDR 45, effective September 15, 1994; 24 SDR 99, effective February 1, 1998; 26 SDR 96, effective January 24, 2000; 38 SDR 213, effective June 18, 2012; 41 SDR 53, effective October 8, 2014.
General Authority: SDCL 28-9-44, 49-31-56.1.
Law Implemented: SDCL 28-9-44, 49-31-47.