Guidelines For Determining A Qualified Medical Escort:
- If the member is a child or an adult who’s health or disability does not permit traveling alone, then lodging and/or meals services for one medical escort may be requested.
- The escort must be an adult at least age 18 and must be capable of assisting the member.
- While the member is admitted inpatient at a treatment facility, Lodging and/or Meal assistance would only be allowable to a qualifying escort, not to the member. If the treatment facility where the member is inpatient allows one person to stay overnight in the member's room, then overnight lodging is not authorized.
- For children in OKDHS custody, the court-appointed guardian is not eligible for lodging and/or meals services.