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317:35-23-2. Eligibility criteria

Revised 3-1-24

        Adults with disabilities or long-term illnesses, members with intellectual disabilities and members with physical disabilities are eligible to transition into the community through the Living Choice program if they meet all of the criteria in paragraphs (1) through (7) of this subsection.

(1) He/she must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.

(2) He/she must reside in a nursing facility, skilled nursing facility, qualified long term care facility, or a public or private Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) for at least sixty (60) consecutive days prior to the proposed transition date.

(3) He/she must have at least one (1) day of Medicaid paid long-term care services prior to transition.

(4) If transitioning from an out of state institution, he/she must be SoonerCare eligible.

(5) He/she requires at least the same level of care that necessitated admission to the institution.

(6) He/she must reside in a qualified residence after leaving the institution. A qualified residence is defined in (A) through (C) of this paragraph.

(A) a home owned or leased by the individual or the individual's family member;

(B) an apartment with an individual lease, with a locking entrance/exit, and which includes living, sleeping, bathing, and cooking areas over which the individual or the individual's family has domain and control; and

(C) a residence, in a community-based residential setting, in which no more than four (4) unrelated individuals reside.

(7) His/her needs can be met by the Living Choice program while living in the community.

(8) He/she must not be a resident of a nursing facility or ICF/IID in lieu of incarceration.

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