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  208.906.  Determination of eligibility — personal care service plan to be developed — reevaluation required. — 1.  The department shall initiate the determination of an applicant's eligibility for personal care assistance services as follows:

  (1)  For all persons who had been receiving personal care assistance services on August 28, 2005, the department shall initiate reverification of the consumer's eligibility for personal care assistance services not later than one year following August 28, 2005.  For all such reverifications in which the person is found to remain eligible, the department shall also review the person's personal care assistance authorized by the department to determine if it shall be maintained, adjusted, or eliminated according to the person's current situation at the reverification;

  (2)  For all applicants for personal care assistance services who apply for such services on or after August 28, 2005, the department shall initiate the determination of an applicant's eligibility for personal care assistance services within thirty days of receipt of a completed application;

  (3)  After the assessment described in subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, the department shall reverify the applicant's eligibility for personal care assistance services at least every twelve months;

  (4)  All such determinations made under subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection shall be made using the same common assessment tool used by the department for assessment of other disabled and aged adults;

  (5)  All such determinations made under subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) shall be made in strict compliance with the provisions of subsection 3* of section 208.909.

  2.  The applicant shall be notified of the initial determination of the department on his or her eligibility for personal care assistance services within ten days of determination.

  3.  Upon a determination of eligibility, the department shall develop a personal care assistance services plan which shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

  (1)  The maximum number of units of fifteen-minute increments of personal care assistance services to be provided; and

  (2)  Dates of initiation of, and reverification of the personal care assistance services provided.

  4.  Upon a determination of eligibility and completion of a personal care assistance services plan, the consumer shall choose a vendor of personal care assistance services from a list of eligible vendors maintained by the department.  The vendor shall be responsible for maintaining a list of eligible personal care attendants.  The personal care assistance services plan shall be signed by the consumer and a representative of the department.  Copies of the plan shall be provided to the consumer, the vendor, and the department.

  5.  The needs of the consumer shall be reevaluated annually by the department, and the amount of assistance authorized by the department shall be maintained, adjusted, or eliminated accordingly.

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(L. 2005 S.B. 539 § 660.667)

*Words "subsection 2" appear in original rolls.


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