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Are there limits to your use of emergency assistance funding?

All of the following limits apply to the emergency assistance you may receive.
(1) Prior approval by the DDA regional administrator or designee is required based on a reassessment of your person-centered service plan to determine the need for emergency assistance.
(2) Payment authorizations are reviewed every thirty days and must not exceed six thousand dollars per twelve months based on the effective date of your current person-centered service plan.
(3) Emergency assistance is limited to the following aggregate services when on the basic plus waiver:
(a) Community engagement;
(b) Environmental adaptations;
(c) Occupational therapy;
(d) Physical therapy;
(e) Positive behavior support and consultation;
(f) Skilled nursing;
(g) Specialized equipment and supplies;
(h) Speech, hearing, and language services;
(i) Staff and family consultation, which excludes individual and family counseling;
(j) Transportation; and
(k) Therapeutic adaptations.
(4) Emergency assistance is limited to the following services when on the CIIBS waiver:
(a) Environmental adaptations;
(b) Specialized habilitation;
(c) Staff and family consultation; and
(d) Vehicle modifications.
(5) Emergency assistance may be used for interim services until:
(a) The emergency situation has been resolved;
(b) You are transferred to alternative supports that meet your assessed needs; or
(c) You are transferred to an alternate waiver that provides the service you need.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 21-19-108, § 388-845-0820, filed 9/20/21, effective 10/21/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 42 C.F.R. 441 Subpart G. WSR 18-14-001, § 388-845-0820, filed 6/20/18, effective 7/21/18. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-0820, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 2012 c 49. WSR 13-24-045, § 388-845-0820, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-20-050, § 388-845-0820, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.12 [71A.12.120] and chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 06-01-024, § 388-845-0820, filed 12/13/05, effective 1/13/06.]
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