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Are there limits to your use of emergency assistance?

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 services;
(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 services are limited to the following basic plus waiver aggregate services:
(a) Community guide;
(b) Environmental adaptations;
(c) Occupational therapy;
(d) Physical therapy;
(e) Positive behavior support and consultation;
(f) Skilled nursing;
(g) Specialized medical equipment and supplies;
(h) Specialized psychiatric services;
(i) Speech, hearing, and language services;
(j) Staff and family consultation and training, which excludes individual and family counseling;
(k) Transportation; and
(4) 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, 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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