What is the roads to community living (RCL) demonstration project and who is eligible?
(1) Roads to community living (RCL) is a demonstration project, funded by a "money follows the person" grant originally authorized under section 6071 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171) and extended through the Patient Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). 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 per chapter 388-106
WAC and you must:
(a) Have a continuous stay of at least 90 days in a qualified institutional setting (hospital, nursing home, residential habilitation center);
(i) Any days you were solely receiving medicare-paid, short term rehabilitation services are excluded from the 90 days.
(ii) If you are discharging from a state psychiatric hospital and meet the length of stay criteria, you must be under age 22, or age 65 and older.
(b) Have received at least one day of medicaid-paid inpatient services immediately 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) On the day of discharge, you must be functionally and financially eligible for, but are not required to receive, medicaid waiver or state plan services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
, 74.09.520, and Affordable Care Act (ACA). WSR 14-01-112, § 388-106-0250, filed 12/18/13, effective 1/18/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090
, 74.09.520, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171). WSR 08-18-046, § 388-106-0250, filed 8/29/08, effective 9/29/08.]