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317:40-7-12. Enhanced rates

Revised 9-1-17

An enhanced rate is available for both community-based group services and group job-coaching services when necessary to meet a member's intensive personal needs in the employment setting(s). The need for the enhanced rate is identified through the Personal Support Team process and is supported by documentation in the Individual Plan (Plan) with consideration of risk assessment per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:100-5-56 and assessment of medical, nutritional, mobility needs, and the:

(1) Team assessment of the member's needs per OAC 340:100-5-51, OAC 340:100-5-56, OAC 340:100-5-57, and OAC 340:100-5-26;

(2) member must:

(A) have a protective intervention protocol (PIP) that:

(i) contains a restrictive or intrusive procedure per OAC 340:100-1-2 implemented in the employment setting; and

(ii) is approved by the State Behavior Review Committee (SHRBRC) per OAC 340:100-3-14 or by the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) staff per OAC 340:100-5-57;

(B) have procedures included in the Plan that address dangerous behavior that places the member or others at risk of serious physical harm but are neither restrictive or intrusive procedures per OAC 340:100-1-2. The Team submits documentation of this risk and the procedures to the positive support field specialist to ensure positive approaches are being used to manage dangerous behavior;

(C) have a visual impairment that requires assistance for mobility or safety;

(D) have nutritional needs requiring tube feeding or other dependency for food intake that must occur in the employment setting;

(E) have mobility needs, such that he or she requires two or more people for lifts, transfers, and personal care. Use of a mechanical lift or other assistive technology is evaluated for the current employment program and determined not feasible by the DDS division director or designee; or

(F) reside in alternative group home per OAC 317:40-5-152; and

(3) enhanced rate can be claimed only when the person providing services fulfills all applicable training criteria specified in OAC 340:100-3-38. There are no exceptions for the enhanced rate other than as allowed in this Section.

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