Utah Admin. Code R539-1-6 - Services for People with Brain Injury
Current through Bulletin 2022-07, April 1, 2022
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(1) The Division will serve those Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for physical disabilities services. To be determined eligible for non-waivered Physical Disabilities Services, the Applicant must:
(a) Have the functional loss of two or more limbs;
(b) Be 18 years of age or older;
(c) Have at least one personal attendant trained or willing to be trained and available to provide support services in a residence that is safe and can accommodate the personnel and equipment (if any) needed to adequately and safely care for the Person; and
(d) Be medically stable and have a physical disability.
(e) Have their physician document that the Person's qualifying disability and need for personal assistance services are attested to by a medically determinable physical impairment which the physician expects will last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months and which has resulted in the individual's functional loss of two or more limbs, to the extent that the assistance of another trained person is required in order to accomplish activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living;
(f) Be capable, as certified by a physician, of selecting, training and supervising a personal attendant;
(g) Be capable of managing personal financial and legal affairs; and
(h) Be a resident of the State of Utah.
(2) Applicants seeking non-Waiver funding for physical disabilities services from the Division shall apply directly to the Division's State Office, by submitting a completed Physical Disabilities Services Application Form 3-1 signed by a licensed physician.
(3) If eligibility documentation is not completed within 90 calendar days of initial contact, a written notification letter shall be sent to the Applicant indicating that the intake case will be placed in inactive status.
(a) The Applicant may activate the application at any time thereafter by providing the remaining required information.
(b) The Applicant shall be required to update information.
(4) When all necessary eligibility documentation is received from the Applicant and the Applicant is determined eligible, the Applicant will be assessed by a Nurse Coordinator, according to the Physical Disabilities Needs Assessment Form 3-2 and the Minimum Data Set-Home and Community-based (MDS-HC), and given a score prior to placing a Person into services. The Physical Disabilities Nurse Coordinator shall:
(a) use the Physical Disabilities Needs Assessment Form 3-2 to evaluate each Person's level of need;
(b) determine and prioritize needs scores;
(c) rank order the needs scores for every Person eligible for service, and
(d) if funding is unavailable, enter the Person's name and score on the Physical Disabilities wait list.
(5) The Physical Disabilities Nurse Coordinator assures that the needs assessment score and ranking remain current by updating the needs assessment score as necessary. A Person's ranking may change as needs assessments are completed for new Applicants found to be eligible for services.
(6) A Notice of Agency Action, Form 522-I, and a Hearing Request, Form 490S, shall be mailed to each Applicant upon completion of the determination of eligibility or ineligibility for funding. The Notice of Agency Action, Form 522-I, shall inform the Applicant of eligibility determination and placement on the pending list. The Applicant may challenge the Notice of Agency Action by filing a written request for an administrative hearing before the Department of Human Services, Office of Administrative Hearings.
(7) This does not apply to Applicants who meet the separate eligibility criteria for intellectual disability or related condition and brain injury outlined in Subsections R539-1-4 and R539-1-8 respectively.
(8) Persons not participating in a waiver or Persons participating in a waiver but receiving non-waiver services may have reductions in non-waiver service packages or be discharged from non-waiver services completely, due to budget shortfalls, reduced legislative allocations and/or reevaluations of eligibility.