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Deadline: Jul 02, 2013

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Rule Details

Rule Number: 13P016
Title: Other Medicaid Services (Section 7406 Personal Care Services).
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 3 V.S.A. § 801(b)(11) and 3 V.S.A. § 3003(a); 18 V.S.A. §§ 102 and 104; and 33 V.S.A. §§ 105 and 1901.
Summary: This rule change exclusively amends the section of the “Other Medicaid Services” rule that governs personal care services. The amendment is a total replacement of Section 7406 Personal Care Services. Specifically, the amendment clarifies that personal care, as it is defined in the Medicaid State Plan, applies only to the Children's Personal Care Services Program (hereinafter CPCS or the Program). Services that cover comparable medical needs for adults are covered by other State programs. The amendment outlines eligibility criteria, how those criteria are applied, what is covered by the service, who may provide the service, and the opportunity for the program to provide a variance for determinations made under the criteria when otherwise found to be medically necessary.
Persons Affected: Both current and future recipients of Children's Personal Care Services (CPCS) and their families, child disability advocacy groups such as: Vermont Family Network, Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Vermont Legal Aid (VLA); Statewide local designated agencies (DAs): Counseling Service of Addison County, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, Howard Center, Lamoille County Mental Health, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, Rutland Mental Health Services, Inc., United Counseling Service, Inc., Upper Valley Services, Inc., and Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.; specialized service agencies e.g. Families First; State Agencies and Depart
Economic Impact: It is likely that the Program will see some reduction in the annual cost of providing this service. A reduction in utilization of CPCS is expected since the rule clarifies that coverage is solely for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) that the child with a disability is unable to perform at an age appropriate level, and those instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) directly related to the ADLs. At the same time it is also likely that whatever costs may be saved will go to providing other Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) services to children with disabilities.
Posting date: May 22,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Senior Citizen's Service Center
Address: 124 Pleasant St.
City: Bennington
State: VT
Zip: 05201
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 2
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Brattleboro Union High School - Room 125
Address: 131 Fairground Road
City: Brattleboro
State: VT
Zip: 05301
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 3
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Stafford Technical Center - Room 108
Address: 8 Stratton Road
City: Rutland
State: VT
Zip: 05701-3775
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 4
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Vermont Department of Labor
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 5
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: North Country Union High School
Address: 209 Veterans Ave. PO Box 725
City: Newport
State: VT
Zip: 05855-0725
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 6
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Lyndon State College
Address: 1001 College Road, PO Box 7954
City: Lyndonville
State: VT
Zip: 05851-7954
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 7
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Howard Dean Education Center, 2nd Floor
Address: 307 South Street
City: Springfield
State: VT
Zip: 05156
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 8
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Bellows Free Academy - St. Albans
Address: 4 Hospital Drive, PO Box 1578
City: St. Albans
State: VT
Zip: 05478-1578
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 9
Hearing date:
06-24-2013 09:30 AM   
Location: Vermont Interactive Technologies
Address: Blair Park, 451 Lawrence Place
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 10
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Senior Citizen's Service Center
Address: 124 Pleasant Street
City: Bennington
State: VT
Zip: 05201
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 11
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Brattleboro Union High School - Room 125
Address: 131 Fairground Road
City: Brattleboro
State: VT
Zip: 05301
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 12
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Stafford Technical Center - Room 108
Address: 8 Stratton Road
City: Rutland
State: VT
Zip: 05701-3775
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 13
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Department of Labor
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 14
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: North Country Union High School
Address: 209 Veterans Ave., PO box 725
City: Newport
State: VT
Zip: 05855-0725
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 15
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Lyndon State College
Address: 1001 College Road, PO Box 7954
City: Lyndonville
State: VT
Zip: 05851-7954
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 16
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Howard Dean Education Center, 2nd Floor
Address: 307 South Street
City: Springfield
State: VT
Zip: 05156
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 17
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Bellows Free Academy - St. Albans
Address: 4 Hospital Drive, PO Box 1578
City: St. Albans
State: VT
Zip: 05478-1578
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.
Information for Hearing # 18
Hearing date:
06-25-2013 6:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Interactive Technologies
Address: Blair Park, 451 Lawrence Place
City: Williston
State: VT
Zip: 05495
Hearing Notes: Hearings are to be held through Vermont Interactive Technologies at the following sites: Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, Montpelier, Newport, Lyndonville, Springfield, St. Albans, and Williston Vermont. For more information on participating in these interactive hearings please visit www.vitlink.org or call 802-728-1455.

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Melissa Bailey, Director of Integrated Family Services    
Agency: Agency of Human Services    
Address: 208 Hurricane Lane    
City: Williston    
State: VT    
Zip: 05495    
Telephone: 802-871-3259    
Fax: 802-871-3001    
Email: 
melissa.bailey@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://healthvermont.gov/regs/index.aspx
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Bessie Weiss, Assistant Attorney General    
Agency: Department of Health    
Address: PO Box 70    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05402    
Telephone: 802-652-2092    
Fax: 802-951-1211    
Email: 
bessie.weiss@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

personal care
Children's Personal Care Services
Medicaid
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