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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Apr 20, 2012

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P008
Title: Attendant Services Program Regulations
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 33 V.S.A. ยง 6321(d)
Summary: The major change to the rules is the elimination of the committee system for review and service determination. The current Attendant Services Program (ASP) regulations refer to regional committees that determine eligibility for an applicant in the region in which they reside. Regional Committees have not been in place or used for the last 12 - 15 years. The Statewide Eligibility Committee has served that function. The purpose of having a local peer group to determine an individual's needs in the absence of others will expertise is no longer necessary. Elimination of the regional and state wide committee system will result in a more streamlined, cost-effective determination of each participant's needs. For the past 3 years the Department's staff (RNs) served this function. The intent is to align the ASP eligibility process to that of other long-term care programs by using state assessors to establish eligibility and service needs. Other rule changes were made for clarity in definitions and intent.
Persons Affected: The ASP program participants, the ASP Eligibility Committee, the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.
Economic Impact: The proposed changes in the regulations will afford a more cost-effective review system for the program, will eliminate the 'guess-work' and inconsistency of the committee system and will allow individuals to access services in a more timely manner. Currently it is a 3 - 4 month process from the time of application to the final award. The system change will allow that time to be cut at least in half.
Posting date: Mar 07,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
04-09-2012 2:00 PM   
Location: Dorothy Alling Memorial Library Community Room
Address: 21 Library Lane
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Trudy Thomas    
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living    
Address: 103 South Main St. Weeks Building, 2nd Floor    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1601    
Telephone: 802-871-3069    
Fax: 802-871-3052    
Email: 
trudy.thomas@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.dail.vermont.gov
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Megan Tierney-Ward    
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living    
Address: 103 South Main St., Weeks Building, 2nd Floor    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1601    
Telephone: 802-871-3069    
Fax: 802-871-3052    
Email: 
megan.tierney-ward@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

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attendant services
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participant-directed
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