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WAC 388-825-206

Who is eligible to receive enhanced respite services?

(1) To be eligible for enhanced respite services, the following conditions must be met at a minimum:
(a) The child has been determined eligible for DDA services per RCW 71A.10.020(3);
(b) The child is at least eight years of age and under age eighteen;
(c) The child is at high risk of institutionalization and/or out-of-home placement; and
(d) The parents/caregivers have demonstrated they have accessed alternative appropriate and available services to meet the unmet need.
(2) The enhanced respite services committee will also consider the following factors when reviewing requests for services:
(a) The child is experiencing school placement disruption and/or a shortened school day due to his/her behavior;
(b) There is a current family emergency;
(c) The child has had behavioral incident(s), which resulted in injury to self or others that required more than first aid;
(d) The child is awake at night, resulting in the child and/or the caregivers receiving less than five hours of uninterrupted sleep per night;
(e) The child is exhibiting behaviors such as aggression with significant injury, elopement, and challenging repetitive behaviors;
(f) The child's behavior acuity level is high per WAC 388-828-5640, the ICF/ID score is eligible per WAC 388-828-4400, and the caregiver's risk score is medium, high, or immediate per WAC 388-828-5300; and/or
(g) The child has assessed needs that exceed the scope of current services and/or is currently not eligible to receive any paid services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.10.015, 71A.18.020, 71A.12.030, and Title 71A RCW. WSR 15-17-094, § 388-825-206, filed 8/18/15, effective 9/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 44.04.280, 2011 1st sp.s. c 30 and further amended state law, and chapter 71A.20 RCW. WSR 12-22-037, § 388-825-206, filed 11/1/12, effective 12/2/12.]
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