How does DSHS determine that a child qualifies for a special needs rate?
To qualify for the DSHS child care programs special needs subsidy rate the child must:
(1) Be under nineteen years old;
(2) Have a verified physical, mental, emotional, or behavioral condition that requires a higher level of care; and
(3) Have their condition and need for higher level of care verified by a health, mental health, or education professional with at least a master’s degree.