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R539. Human Services, Services for People with Disabilities.

Rule R539-1. Eligibility.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R539-1-1. Purpose.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to provide:

(a) procedures and standards for the determination of eligibility for Division services as required by Title 62A, Chapter 5, Part 1; and

(b) notice to Applicants of hearing rights and the hearing process.

R539-1-2. Authority.

(1) This rule establishes procedures and standards for the determination of eligibility for Division services as required by Title 62A, Chapter 5, Part 1.

(2) The procedures of this rule constitute the minimum requirements for eligibility for Division funding. Additional procedures may be required to comply with any other governing statute, federal law, or federal regulation.

R539-1-3. Definitions.

(1) Terms used in this rule are defined in Section 62A-5-101.

(2) In addition:

(a) "Agency Action" means an action taken by the Division that denies, defers, or changes services to an Applicant applying for, or a person receiving, Division funding;

(b) "Applicant" means an individual or a representative of an individual applying for determination of eligibility;

(c) "Brain Injury" means any acquired injury to the brain and is neurological in nature. This would not include those with deteriorating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Huntington's chorea, ataxia, or cancer, but would include cerebral vascular accident;

(d) "Department" means the Department of Human Services;

(e) "Division" means the Division of Services for People with Disabilities;

(f) "Electronic Surveillance" is observing or listening to persons, places, or activities with the aid of electronic devices such as cameras, web cams, global positioning systems, motion detectors, weight detectors or microphones, in real time.

(g) "Electronic Surveillance Certification" is documentation signed by members of the Provider Human Rights Committee that contains the location of the site under surveillance, description of the types of surveillance to be used, names of persons to be under surveillance and signed consent from each person affected as required by Subsections R539-3-7(3) and R539-3-7(4).

(h) "Form" means a standard document required by Division rule or other applicable law;

(i) "Guardian" means someone appointed by a court to be a substitute decision maker for a person deemed to be incompetent of making informed decisions;

(j) "Hearing Request" means a written request made by a person or a person's representative for a hearing concerning a denial, deferral or change in service;

(k) "ICF/ID" means Intermediate Care Facility for People with Intellectual Disability;

(l) "Person" means someone who has been found eligible for Division funding for support services due to a disability and who is waiting for or receiving services at the present time;

(m) "Qualifying Acquired Neurological Brain Injury" means an eligible International Classification of Diseases code diagnosis from the most recent revision of the classification, clinical modification, as outlined in Division Directive 1.40 Qualifying Acquired Brain Injury Diagnoses.

(n) "Related Conditions" means a severe, chronic disability that meets the following conditions:

(i) It is attributable to:

(A) Cerebral palsy or epilepsy; or

(B) Any other condition, other than mental illness, found to be closely related to intellectual disability because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of people with intellectual disability, and requires treatment or services similar to those required for these persons.

(ii) It is manifest before the person reaches age 22.

(iii) It is likely to continue indefinitely.

(iv) It results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:

(A) Self-care.

(B) Understanding and use of language.

(C) Learning.

(D) Mobility.

(E) Self-direction

(F) Capacity for independent living.

(o) "Representative" means the person's legal representative including the person's parents if the person is a minor child, a court appointed guardian or a lawyer retained by the person;

(p) "Resident" is an Applicant or Guardian who is physically present in Utah and provides a statement of intent to reside in Utah.;

(q) "Support" is assistance for portions of a task allowing a person to independently complete other portions of the task or to assume increasingly greater responsibility for performing the task independently;

(r) "Support Coordinator" is an employee of the Division or an individual contracted with the Division to provide assistance in assessing the needs of, and developing services and supports for, persons receiving Division funding. Support Coordinators complete written documentation of supports and assist with monitoring the appropriate spending of a person's annual budget, as well as monitor the quality of the services provided.

(s) "Team Member" means members of the person's circle of support who participate in the planning and delivery of services and supports with the Person. Team members may include the Person applying for or receiving services, his or her parents, Guardian, the support coordinator, friends of the Person, and other professionals and Provider staff working with the Person; and

(t) "Waiver" means the Medicaid approved plan for a state to provide home and community-based services to persons with disabilities in lieu of institutionalization in a Title XIX facility, the Division administers three such waivers; the intellectual disabilities or related conditions waiver, the brain injury waiver and physical disabilities waiver.

R539-1-4. Non-Waiver Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions.

(1) The Division will serve those Applicants who meet the definition of a person with a disability in Subsections 62A-5-101(8).

(2) When determining functional limitations in the areas listed below for Applicants ages 7 and older, age appropriate abilities must be considered.

(a) Self-care - An Applicant who requires assistance, training and/or supervision with eating, dressing, grooming, bathing or toileting.

(b) Expressive and/or Receptive Language - An Applicant who lacks functional communication skills, requires the use of assistive devices to communicate, or does not demonstrate an understanding of requests or is unable to follow two-step instructions.

(c) Learning - An Applicant who has a valid diagnosis of Intellectual Disability based on the criteria found in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

(d) Mobility - An Applicant with mobility impairment who requires the use of assistive devices to be mobile and who cannot physically self-evacuate from a building during an emergency without the assistive device.

(e) Capacity for Independent Living - An Applicant (age 7-17) who is unable to locate and use a telephone, cross streets safely, or understand that it is not safe to accept rides, food or money from strangers. An adult who lacks basic survival skills in the areas of shopping, preparing food, housekeeping, or paying bills.

(f) Self-direction - An Applicant (age 7-17) who is significantly at risk in making age appropriate decisions. An adult who is unable to provide informed consent for medical/health care, personal safety, legal, financial, habilitative, or residential issues and/or who has been declared legally incompetent. A person who is a significant danger to self or others without supervision.

(g) Economic self-sufficiency - (This area is not applicable to children under 18.) An adult who receives disability benefits and who is unable to work more than 20 hours a week or is paid less than minimum wage without employment support.

(3) Applicant must be diagnosed with an intellectual disability or related conditionas set forth in Section 62A-5-101(8).

(a) Applicants who have a primary diagnosis of mental illness, hearing impairment and/or visual impairment, learning disability, behavior disorder, substance use disorder or personality disorder do not qualify for services under this rule.

(4) The Applicant, parent of a minor child, or the Applicant's Guardian must be a resident of the State of Utah prior to the Division's final determination of eligibility.

(5) The Applicant or Applicant's Representative shall be provided with information about all service options available through the Division as well as a copy of the Division's Guide to Services.

(6) It is the Applicant's or Applicant's Representative's responsibility to ensure that the appropriate documentation is provided to the intake worker to determine eligibility.

(7) The following documents are required to determine eligibility for non-waivered intellectual disability or related conditions services.

(a) A Division Eligibility for Services Form 19 completed by the designated staff. For children under seven years of age, Eligibility for Services Form 19C, completed by the designated staff within the Division office, will be accepted in lieu of the Eligibility for Services Form 19. The staff member will indicate on the Eligibility for Services Form 19C that the child is at risk for substantial functional limitation in three areas of major life activity due to intellectual disability or related conditions; that the limitations are likely to continue indefinitely; and what assessment provides the basis of this determination.

(b) Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP) assessment shall be completed by the Division;

(c) Social History completed by or for the Applicant within one year of the date of application;

(d) Psychological Evaluation provided by the Applicant or, for children under seven years of age, a Developmental Assessment may be used as an alternative; and

(e) Supporting documentation for all functional limitations identified on the Division Eligibility for Services Form 19 or Division Eligibility for Services Form 19C shall be gathered and filed in Applicant's record. Additional supporting documentation shall be required when eligibility is not clearly supported by the above-required documentation. Examples of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to, mental health assessments, educational records, neuropsychological evaluations, and medical health summaries.

(8) If eligibility documentation is not completed within 90 calendar days of initial contact, a written notification letter shall be sent to Applicant or Applicant's Representative indicating that the intake case will be placed in inactive status.

(a) The Applicant or Applicant's Representative may activate the application at anytime thereafter by providing the remaining required information.

(b) The Applicant or Applicant's Representative shall be required to update information.

(9) When all necessary eligibility documentation is received from the Applicant or Applicant's Representative, Division staff shall determine the Applicant eligible or ineligible for funding for non-waiver intellectual disability or related conditions services within 90 days of receiving the required documentation.

(10) A Notice of Agency Action, Form 522-I, and a Hearing Request, Form 490S, shall be mailed to each Applicant or Applicant's Representative upon completion of the determination of eligibility or ineligibility for funding. The Notice of Agency Action, Form 522-I, shall inform the Applicant or Applicant's Representative of eligibility determination and placement on the waiting list. The Applicant or Applicant's Representative 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.

(11) People receiving services will have their eligibility re-determined on an annual basis. If people are determined to no longer be eligible for services, a transition plan will be developed to discontinue services and ensure health and safety needs are meet.

(12) This section does not apply to Applicants who meet the separate eligibility criteria for physical disability and brain injury outlined in Subsections R539-1-6 and R539-1-8 respectively.

(13) 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.

R539-1-5. Medicaid Waiver Eligibility for People with Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions.

(1) Matching federal funds may be available through the Community Supports Waiver for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions to provide an array of home and community-based services that an eligible person needs.

(2) Within appropriations from the Legislature, as set forth by UT Code Subsections 62A-5-102(3) and (4), persons may be found eligible for Waiver funding according to the following methods:

(a) A person's needs score, as determined by the Division's needs assessment tool, identifies the person as ranking among persons with the most critical needs.

(b) A person is identified by the Division as a person whose only need is respite services.

(i) The Division determines that a person only needs respite services by:

(A) Identifying those persons who, according to the Division's records, have indicated that the person is in need of respite services only;

(B) Conducting an additional needs assessment to update the person's needs score and determine if the person is in need of additional services beyond respite.

(ii) Persons identified by the Division as needing only respite services will be grouped together, from which the Division shall randomly select persons, using a simple random sampling method.

(3) Pursuant to Section R414-510, where the Department of Health determines that sufficient funds are available, a person meeting the eligibility requirements set forth by the Department of Health in Subsection R414-510-3 may receive Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services by transitioning out of an ICF/ID into the Community Supports Waiver for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions.

(4) Pursuant to Section R414-502, where the Department of Health determines that a person meets nursing facility level of care and is medically approved for Medicaid reimbursement of nursing facility services or equivalent care provided through a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver program, a person may be found eligible for funding through the Community Supports Waiver for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions when all other eligibility requirements of Section R414-502 are met.

(5) Persons who are found eligible for funds through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions may choose not to participate in the Waiver. Persons who choose not to participate in the Waiver will receive only the state funded portion of the budget the person would have received had the person participated in the Waiver.

R539-1-6. Non-Waivered Services for People with Physical Disabilities.

(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.

R539-1-7. Medicaid Waiver Eligibility for People with Physical Disabilities.

(1) Matching federal funds may be available through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Physical Disabilities to provide an array of home and community-based services that an eligible person needs.

(2) Within appropriations from the Legislature, as set forth by UT Code Subsections 62A-5-102(3) and (4), persons with physical disabilities may be found eligible for Waiver funding according to the following methods:

(a) A person's needs score, as determined by the Division's needs assessment tool, identifies the person as ranking among persons with the most critical needs.

(b) A person who is eligible for waiver service through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Disabilities is not eligible for respite services.

(3) Pursuant to Section R414-502, where the Department of Health determines that an applicant meets nursing facility level of care and is medically approved for Medicaid reimbursement of nursing facility services or equivalent care provided through a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver program, an applicant may be found eligible for funding through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Physical Disabilities when all other eligibility requirements of Section R414-502 are met.

(4) Persons who are found eligible for funds through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Physical Disabilities may choose not to participate in the Waiver. Persons who choose not to participate in the Waiver will receive only the state funded portion of the budget the person would have received had the person participated in the Waiver.

R539-1-8. Non-Waiver Services for People with Brain Injury.

(1) The Division will serve those Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for brain injury services. To be determined eligible for non-waiver brain injury services the Applicant must:

(a) have a documented qualifying acquired neurological brain injury from a licensed physician (MD or DO).

(b) Be 18 years of age or older;

(c) score between (36 and 136) on the Comprehensive Brain Injury Assessment Form 4-1.

(d) meet at least three of the functional limitations listed under number (4).

(2) Applicants with functional limitations due solely to mental illness, substance use disorder or deteriorating diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington's Chorea, Ataxia or Cancer are ineligible for non-waiver services.

(3) Applicants with intellectual disability or related conditions are ineligible for these non-waiver services.

(4) In addition to the definitions in Section 62A-5-101(2) and (8), eligibility for brain injury services will be evaluated according to the Applicant's functional limitations as described in the following definitions:

(a) Memory or Cognition means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial problems with recall of information, concentration, attention, planning, sequencing, executive level skills, or orientation to time and place.

(b) Activities of Daily Life means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial dependence on others to move, eat, bathe, toilet, shop, prepare meals, or pay bills.

(c) Judgment and Self-protection means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial limitation of the ability to:

(i) provide personal protection;

(ii) provide necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, or mental or other health care;

(iii) obtain services necessary for health, safety, or welfare;

(iv) comprehend the nature and consequences of remaining in a situation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

(d) Control of Emotion means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial limitation of the ability to regulate mood, anxiety, impulsivity, agitation, or socially appropriate conduct.

(e) Communication means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial limitation in language fluency, reading, writing, comprehension, or auditory processing.

(f) Physical Health means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial limitation of the normal processes and workings of the human body.

(g) Employment means the Applicant's brain injury resulted in substantial limitation in obtaining and maintaining a gainful occupation without ongoing supports.

(5) The Applicant shall be provided with information concerning service options available through the Division and a copy of the Division's Guide to Services.

(6) The Applicant or the Applicant's Guardian must be physically present in Utah and provide evidence of residency prior to the determination of eligibility.

(7) It is the Applicant's or Applicant's Representative's responsibility to provide the intake worker with documentation of brain injury, signed by a licensed physician;

(8) The intake worker will complete or compile the following documents as needed to make an eligibility determination:

(a) Comprehensive Brain Injury Assessment Form 4-1, Sections A through L; and

(b) Brain Injury Social History Summary Form 824L, completed or updated within one year of eligibility determination;

(9) If eligibility documentation is not completed within 90 calendar days of initial contact, a written notification letter shall be sent to the Applicant or the Applicant's Representative indicating that the intake case will be placed in inactive status.

(a) The Applicant or Applicant's Representative may activate the application at any time thereafter by providing the remaining required information.

(b) The Applicant or Applicant's Representative shall be required to update information.

(10) When all necessary eligibility documentation is received from the Applicant or Applicant's Representative, Division staff shall determine the Applicant eligible or ineligible for funding for brain injury supports.

(11) A Notice of Agency Action, Form 522-I, and a Hearing Request, Form 490S, shall be mailed to each Applicant or Applicant's Representative upon completion of the determination of eligibility or ineligibility for funding. The Notice of Agency Action, Form 522, shall inform the Applicant or Applicant's Representative of eligibility determination and placement on the waiting list. The Applicant or Applicant's Representative 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.

(12) Persons receiving Brain Injury services will have their eligibility re-determined on an annual basis. Persons who are determined to no longer be eligible for services will have a transition plan developed to discontinue services and ensure that health and safety needs are met.

R539-1-9. Medicaid Waiver Eligibility for People with Acquired Brain Injury.

(1) Matching federal funds may be available through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Acquired Brain Injury to provide an array of home and community-based services that an eligible person needs.

(2) Within appropriations from the Legislature, as set forth by UT Code Subsections 62A-5-102(3) and (4), persons may be found eligible for Waiver funding according to the following methods:

(a) A person's needs score, as determined by the Division's needs assessment tool, identifies the person as ranking among persons with the most critical needs.

(b) A person is identified by the Division as a person whose only need is respite services.

(i) The Division determines that a person only needs respite services by:

(A) Identifying those persons who, according to the Division's records, have indicated that the person is in need of respite services only;

(B) Conducting an additional needs assessment to update the person's needs score and determine if the person is in need of additional services beyond respite.

(ii) Persons identified by the Division as needing only respite services will be grouped together, from which the Division shall randomly select persons, using a simple random sampling method.

(3) Pursuant to Section R414-502, where the Department of Health determines that an applicant meets nursing facility level of care and is medically approved for Medicaid reimbursement of nursing facility services or equivalent care provided through a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver program, an applicant may be found eligible for funding through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Acquired Brain Injury when all other eligibility requirements of Section R414-502 are met.

(4) Persons who are found eligible for funds through the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for People with Acquired Brain Injury may choose not to participate in the Waiver. Persons who choose not to participate in the Waiver will receive only the state funded portion of the budget the person would have received had the person participated in the Waiver.

R539-1-10. Graduated Fee Schedule.

(1) Pursuant to Subsections 62A-5-105(2)(b) and(c) the Division establishes a graduated fee schedule for use in assessing fees to individuals. The graduated fee schedule shall be applied to Persons who do not meet the Medicaid eligibility requirements for Waiver services. Family size and gross income shall be used to determine the fee. This rule does not apply to Persons who qualify for Medicaid waiver funding but who choose to have funding reduced to the state match per R539-1-5(5), R539-1-7(4), and R539-1-9(4) rather than participate in the Medicaid Waiver.

(a) Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver who do not meet Waiver level of care must apply for a Medicaid Card within 30 days of receiving notice of this rule. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver who meet Waiver level of care must apply for determination of financial eligibility using Form 927 within 30 days of receiving notice of this rule. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver shall provide the Support Coordinator or Nurse Coordinator with the financial determination letter within 10 days of the receipt of such documentation. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver and who fail to comply with these requirements shall have funding reduced to the state match rate.

(b) Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver due to financial eligibility, must be reduced to the state match rate.

(c) Persons who only meet the general eligibility requirements, as per Sections R539-1-4, R539-1-6, and R539-1-8, must report all cash assets (stocks, bonds, certified deposits, savings, checking and trust amounts), annual income and number of family members living together using Division Form 2-1G. Persons with Discretionary Trusts are exempt from the Graduated Fee Schedule as per Subsection 62A-5-110(6). The Form 2-1G shall be reviewed at the time of the annual planning meeting. The Person / family shall return Form 2-1G to the support coordinator prior to delivery of new services. Persons / families currently receiving services will have 60 days from receiving notice of this rule to return a completed and signed Form 2-1G to the Division. Persons / families who complete the Division Graduated Fee Assessment Form 2-1G shall be assessed a fee no more than 3% of their income. If the form is not received within 60 days of receiving notice of this rule, the Person will have funding reduced to the state match rate.

(d) Cash assets, income and number of family members will be used to calculate available income (using the formula: (assets + income) / by the total number of family members = available income). Available income will be used to determine the fee percent (0 percent to 3 percent). The annual fee amount will be calculated by multiplying available income by the fee percent. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver, who only meet general eligibility requirements, and have available incomes below 300 percent of the poverty level will not be assessed a fee. Persons with available incomes between 300 and 399 percent of poverty will be assessed a 1 percent fee, Persons with available incomes between 400 and 499 percent of poverty will be assessed a 2 percent fee and those with available income over 500 percent of poverty will be assessed a 3 percent fee.

(e) No fee shall be assessed for a Person who does not participate in a Medicaid Waiver and who receives funding for less than 31 percent of their assessed need. A multiplier shall be applied to the fee of Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver and who receive 31 to 100% percent of their assessed need.

(f) If a Person's annual allocation is at the state match rate, they will not be assessed a fee.

(g) Only one fee will be assessed per family, regardless of the number of children in the family receiving services. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver under the age of 18 shall be assessed a fee based upon parent income. Persons who do not participate in a Medicaid Waiver over the age of 18 shall be assessed a fee based upon individual income and assets.

(h) If the Person is assessed a fee, the Person shall pay the Division of Services for People with Disabilities or designee 1/12th of the annual fee by the end of each month, beginning the following month after the notice of this rule was sent to the Person.

(i) If the Person fails to pay the fee for six months, the Division may reduce the Person's next year annual allocation to recover the amount due. If a Person can show good cause why the fee cannot be paid, the Division Director may grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

R539-1-11. Social Security Numbers.

(1) The Division requires persons applying for services to provide a valid Social Security Number. The Division adopts the same standard as Sections R414-302 and 42 CFR 435.910, 2014 ed., which is incorporated by reference.

KEY

human services, disabilities, social security numbers

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

October 23, 2017

Notice of Continuation

October 23, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-5-103; 62A-5-105


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R539, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Services for People with Disabilities). 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.