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340:105-10-70. Congregate meals service assessment

Revised 9-15-22

(a) Policy.  Each person who desires to participate in the congregate meals service must complete and sign Title III Program Registration.  Title III Program Registration provides the potential participant with service information and allows staff to obtain necessary information to better serve the potential participant's needs.

(b) Procedure.

(1) At the initial interview, the outreach specialist or site manager discusses all aspects of program participation, including the opportunity to contribute to meal cost and possible eligibility for home delivered meals.

(2) The outreach specialist or site manager assists the potential participant in completing Title III Program Registration.  The project does not require legal or formal verification of age eligibility unless project management has reasonable cause to question the accuracy of the potential participant's reported age.  Potential participant assessment information includes:

(A) name, address, and phone number;

(B) age, sex, race, ethnicity, minority status, and date of birth with signature verification;

(C) emergency contact's name, address, and phone number;

(D) the potential participant's household status, including whether he or she lives alone or lives with others;

(E) special dietary needs;

(F) accommodations required for disabilities;

(G) reasons for requesting congregate meals service;

(H) transportation resources;

(I) need for additional community resources;

(J) income sources.  Income source information is not required to receive Older Americans Act Title III services and may only be used to assist the potential participant in determining eligibility for programs with income guidelines; and

(K) status related to poverty level.

(3) The project conducts a face-to-face annual assessment interview with the participant. 

(c) Authority.  The authority for this Section is Section 1321.11(a) of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(d) Cross references.  See Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:105-10-50.1(a)(7), 340:105-10-51, 340:105‑10‑68, 340:105-10-69, 340:105-10-71 through 340:105-10-80, and 340:105‑10‑86.

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