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WAC 388-823-0700

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How do I meet the definition for an "other condition" similar to mental retardation?

You will need evidence in (1) or (2) below to substantiate that you have an "other condition" similar to mental retardation.
(1) You have a diagnosis of a condition or disorder that by definition results in both intellectual and adaptive skills deficits; and
(a) The diagnosis must be made by a licensed physician or licensed psychologist;
(b) The diagnosis must be due to a neurological condition, central nervous system disorder involving the brain or spinal column, or chromosomal disorder;
(c) The diagnosis or condition is not attributable to or is itself a mental illness, or emotional, social or behavior disorder;
(d) The condition must have originated before age eighteen; and
(e) The condition must be expected to continue indefinitely.
(2) You are under the age of eighteen and are eligible for DSHS-paid in-home nursing through the medically intensive program, defined in WAC 388-551-3000.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.10.020, 71A.12.030, 71A.12.050, 71A.12.070, 71A.16.020, 71A.16.030, 71A.16.040, 71A.16.050, and chapters 71A.10, 71A.12, and 71A.16 RCW. WSR 05-12-130, ยง 388-823-0700, filed 6/1/05, effective 7/2/05.]