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Chapter 388-832 WAC

Last Update: 3/10/14

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

WAC Sections

What definitions apply to this chapter?
DESCRIPTION
What is the individual and family services program?
What is the purpose of the individual and family services (IFS) program?
ELIGIBILITY
Am I eligible for the IFS program?
Will I be authorized to receive IFS services if I meet the eligibility criteria in WAC 388-832-0015?
What determines the allocation of funds available to me to purchase IFS services?
If I qualify for another DDD service, will my IFS program be reduced or terminated?
If I participate in the IFS program, will I be eligible for services through the DDD home and community based services (HCBS) waiver?
Am I eligible for the IFS program if I currently receive other DDD paid services?
What if there are two or more family members who are eligible for the IFS program?
How do I request IFS program services?
How long do I remain eligible for the IFS program?
May DDD terminate my eligibility for the IFS program?
If I go into a temporary out of home placement, will I be eligible for IFS upon my return home?
Are my children eligible for IFS program services, if I am a client of DDD?
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM REQUEST LIST
What is the IFS program request list?
Who is eligible to be on the IFS program request list?
Do I have to have a DDD assessment before I can be added to the IFS request list?
How or when am I taken off the IFS request list?
If the DDD assessment determines I am not eligible for the IFS program, may I remain on the IFS request list?
When there is state funding available to enroll additional clients on the IFS program, how will DDD select from the clients on the IFS program request list?
What happens next if I am selected from the IFS program request list?
If I currently receive funding from the traditional family support program, the family support opportunity program or the family support pilot program, will I qualify for the IFS program?
If I currently receive funding from the traditional family support program, the family support opportunity program or the family support pilot program, will that funding continue until my next assessment?
What happens if DDD finds me ineligible for the IFS program?
ASSESSMENT
What assessment will DDD use to assess my need?
Will DDD ask about my family's income?
Will my IFS allocation be impacted by my income?
What is family income?
How is an individual's access to DDD paid services affected if family income information is not provided?
Will my IFS allocation be impacted if I am eligible for medicaid personal care services?
Will my IFS allocation be impacted if I am eligible for private duty nursing or the medically intensive children's program?
Will my IFS allocation be impacted if I am eligible for the community options programs entry system (COPES)?
What if I have assessed needs that cannot be met by the IFS program?
When is the individual support plan effective?
ALLOCATION
What is the amount of the IFS program allocation my family is going to receive?
May I request to exceed the level at which I was assessed?
How may my family use its IFS program allocation?
If I have a family support reimbursement contract, may DDD ask me to verify my purchases through reviewing receipts?
May I use my allocation over a two-year period for large costly expenditures?
If I have a significant change assessment, what happens to my allocation?
SERVICES
What services are available through the IFS program?
What is respite care?
Who is eligible to receive respite care?
Where can respite care be provided?
Who are qualified providers of respite care?
Are there limits to the respite care I receive?
What are considered excess medical costs not covered by another source?
How are excess medical costs paid?
Are there limits to excess medical costs?
What therapies may I receive?
Who is a qualified therapist?
Are there limits to the therapy I may receive?
What are architectural and vehicular modifications?
Who is a qualified provider for architectural and vehicular modifications?
What limits apply to architectural and vehicular modifications?
What are equipment and supplies?
Who are qualified providers of equipment and supplies?
Are there limitations to my receipt of equipment and supplies?
What are specialized nutrition and specialized clothing?
How do I pay for specialized nutrition and specialized clothing?
Are there limits for specialized nutrition and specialized clothing?
What are copays for medical and therapeutic services?
How do I pay for medical and therapeutic copays?
Are there limits to medical and therapeutic copays?
What are transportation services?
Who is a qualified provider for transportation services?
Are there limitations to the transportation services I can receive?
What is training and counseling?
Who is a qualified provider for training and counseling?
Are there limitations to the training and counseling?
What is behavior management?
Who is a qualified provider of behavior management?
Are there limits to behavior management?
What is parent/sibling education?
Who are qualified providers for parent/sibling education?
How is parent/sibling education paid?
Are there limitations to parent/sibling education?
What are recreational opportunities?
How are recreational opportunities paid for?
Are there limitations to recreation opportunities?
Do I have a choice of IFS program services?
May I receive IFS program services out-of-state?
May I choose my provider?
What restrictions apply to the IFS program services?
ONE-TIME AWARDS
What is a one-time award?
Who is eligible for a one-time award?
Are there limitations to one-time awards?
How do I request a one-time award?
Do I need to have a DDD assessment before I receive a one-time award?
EMERGENCY
What is an emergency service?
What situations qualify for emergency services?
Who is a qualified provider of emergency services?
What limitations apply to emergency services?
What if the client or family situation requires more than ninety days of emergency service?
Do I need to have a DDD assessment before I receive an emergency service?
GRANTS
What are the IFS community service grants?
How does a proposed project qualify for funding?
HEARINGS AND APPEALS
How will DDD notify me of decisions?
What are my appeal rights under the individual family services program?