(1) Roads to community living (RCL) is a demonstration project, funded by a five-year "money follows the person" grant authorized under section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171). It is designed to test services and supports which help customers move from institutional settings into the community if they wish to.
(2) To be eligible, the department must assess your needs in CARE and you must:
(a) Have a continuous six months or longer stay in a qualified institutional setting (hospital, nursing home, residential habilitation center);
(b) Be medicaid eligible for at least thirty days prior to discharge from the institutional setting;
(c) Intend to move to a qualified community setting (home, apartment, licensed residential setting with four or less unrelated individuals); and
(d) Not be able to move into a qualified community setting using available long-term care resources.
(3) When you are discharged to a qualified community setting, you are eligible for continuous medicaid coverage until your RCL services end.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171). 08-18-046, § 388-106-0250, filed 8/29/08, effective 9/29/08.]