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R510. Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.

Rule R510-110. Policy Regarding Contractual Involvements of Area Agencies on Aging for Private Eldercare and Case Management Services.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R510-110-1. Definitions.

A. Eldercare: a service provided by a corporation on behalf of its employees who have caregiver responsibilities for elderly relatives. The service includes information and referral, but may extend to other types of services and programs, as determined by the corporation.

B. Case Management: a service with several components which collectively make up case management. These components include a combination of some or all of the following:

(1) Intake and Screening: an initial contact with the AAA from the company requesting case management services.

(2) Assessment: a face-to-face evaluation utilizing a standardized Division assessment tool. The assessment provides some or all of the following information regarding the individual:

(a) functional level, including ADL and IADL status;

(b) cognitive status;

(c) health status;

(d) current living arrangement; and

(e) use of formal and informal support systems.

(3) Care Planning: a determination of the appropriate and available mix of formal and informal services and support systems required to meet the individual's long-term care needs. A care plan is then developed.

(4) Care Plan Implementation: assessment and coordination of the appropriate services. It also includes assisting the individual to make the necessary financial arrangements as required.

(5) Continued Care Management: monitoring, reassessment, and termination components of case management. More specifically this includes:

(a) monitoring the service delivery, quality of care provided, and status of the individual;

(b) reassessing the individual's cognitive status, health status, and functional level as they relate to the care provided, and making appropriate changes as needed; and

(c) closing the case once an individual no longer requires or is eligible for case management.

C. Entrepreneurial Activities of AAAs include the manufacturing, processing, selling, offering for sale, rental, leasing, delivering, dispersal or advertising of goods or services.

R510-110-2. Purpose.

A. A basic mission of AAAs under the (OAA) is to foster the development of comprehensive and coordinated systems of services for all older persons. Activities such as eldercare and case management and other entrepreneurial endeavors, which are intended to enhance the scope and quality of the system of services available to older persons in a Planning and Service Area (PSA), are consistent with the purpose of an AAA. As a result, the Division encourages the Utah AAAs to engage in appropriate relations with private corporations in the development and implementation of eldercare programs, case management, and related activities. Utah AAAs may engage in these activities provided that those activities conform to the provision of this policy issuance.

B. The Division recognizes that an AAA, in lieu of a direct contract with a corporation, insurance company, or brokering organization may elect to provide the services directly or to join with other AAAs in those contracts. These arrangements are permissible, provided that the provisions of this policy are followed.

R510-110-3. General Provisions.

A. An AAA which engages in corporate eldercare and private case management services:

(1) shall assure that its statutory duties are maintained as prescribed in the OAA, Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging, as amended, to focus on the needs of older persons in greatest need, with particular attention to low-income minority persons; and to engage only in activities which are consistent with its statutory mission as prescribed in the OAA as amended, related federal rules and regulations, and related state policy;

(2) shall assure that activities specified under the Area plan and subsequent amendments, as approved by the Division, will not be reduced as a result of activities engaged in under this policy;

(3) shall not use Title III, Title XIX, SSBG or state funds to supplement third-party payments made by a corporation under a contract covered by this policy;

(4) shall assure that any third-party payment under a private contract fully covers the cost of services provided, including administrative and overhead costs, unless a public/private partnership is established whereby the state or federal governments or other funding source agrees to subsidize the costs of private case management or older care;

(5) shall account for private corporate contract revenues and expenditures separately from federal and state funds awarded under the Area Plan contract;

(6) shall include in their Area Plan on Aging and amendments thereto an explanation describing their relationships with private corporations and services rendered to older persons as a consequence of those agreements or contracts. These AAAs, as part of their Area Plans, shall also sign a statement of assurance of compliance with the provisions of this policy.

B. The provision of IVA(2), above, does not constrain the AAA from utilizing OAA Title III Part B: Supportive Services and Senior Centers funds to develop new resources and coordinate services to develop corporate eldercare and private case management services systems in its PSA. This complies with the statutory mission of AAAs of fostering the development of comprehensive and coordinated systems of services for all older persons, which includes all types of services and resources, both public and private, which are available to serve older persons.

C. AAA offices may engage in entrepreneurial activities if this is in response to a demonstrated need and the funds raised by these activities are used for the following purposes:

(1) to further extend services and opportunities for senior citizens, or

(2) to initiate services and opportunities for seniors, provided that these services or opportunities are compatible with the AAA functions and goals.

R510-110-4. Requirements for Contracts Between AAAs and Corporations, Insurance Companies, and Related Organizations.

A. General Provisions:

(1) An AAA cannot execute an agreement or contract that demands exclusivity; an AAA must be free to negotiate other similar agreements or contracts with other companies.

(2) An AAA cannot enter into an agreement or contract that obligates it to be identified with or to promote the company or its products or places it in a conflict of interest with its public mission.

(3) A contract must state that the AAA has the right to refuse services to a company or its employees or clients in the event that there is a potential conflict of interest for the AAA, as identified by the AAA or the Division.

(4) A contract must provide that an AAA has the right to reveal its findings, plans, and recommendations to the client, regardless of the company's final decision regarding client eligibility and services provided.

(5) A contract must provide that all information as to personal facts and circumstances obtained by the AAA shall be treated as privileged communications, shall be held confidential and shall not be divulged without the written consent of the individual receiving the services, his attorney, or his legal guardian, except as is required by the corporation, insurance company, or brokering organization, or as may be required by the Division for the purposes of monitoring for compliance with the provisions of this policy, or as directed by the court. However, nothing prohibits the disclosure of information in summary, statistical, or other form which does not identify particular individuals.

(6) A contract must hold the AAA and the Division, where it is a party to the contract, harmless and defend them in any actions brought against them on the basis of companies' policies or decisions regarding benefits and services.

(7) Provisions of the contract may not require the withholding of information or otherwise limit the ability of the AAA to judge or act in the public interest; or restrict the ability of the Division to exercise appropriate oversight of the AAA in its fulfillment of its public mission and responsibilities.

B. Specific Provisions Regarding Long-Term Care Insurance Case Management Contracts: In contracts covering long-term care insurance case management services, companies must assure that:

(1) they are financially stable, are in good standing, and are in compliance with all statutes and rules governing insurance companies in the state of Utah;

(2) their long-term care insurance policies comply with the Utah insurance laws.

R510-110-5. Monitoring by the State Division of Aging and Adult Services.

the Division through its program monitoring activities, including financial audits, shall periodically assess AAA compliance through the following actions:

A. Review and approval of the AAA Area Plan and amendments, to be done annually and more frequently for modifications as submitted. The Division office will review:

(1) explanation describing AAA relationship with private corporations;

(2) signed statement of assurance of compliance with this policy; and

(3) related data in program and service costs in Area Plan.

B. Annual review of financial audits. The Division will review:

(1) adequacy of AAA financial control system;

(2) adequacy of AAA financial system to maintain separate accounting for different funds, including private contracts; and

(3) adequacy of AAA support documents to justify costs to each funding source.

C. Field visits and assessments of AAA activities: the Division monitoring and assessment will include a review for compliance with policy contained herein, including contract requirements.

D. When a finding shows the AAA to be out of compliance with the provisions of this policy or contract requirements, the Division may impose one or more of the following: 1) corrective actions; 2) special conditions included in the Division/AAA Contract; 3) withhold funds; 4) withhold or deny approval of the Area Plan. Process for appeal of these actions is outlined in Section 63G-6-801 through 63G-6-820, Utah Procurement Code.

KEY

eldercare

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

1991

Notice of Continuation

June 30, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-3-104


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R510, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Aging and Adult Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.