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10.22.14.00.htm 10.22.14.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 22 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Chapter 14 Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program Authority: Health-General Article, §7-703, 7-708, 7-717, and 7-904, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.22.14.01.htm 10.22.14.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to establish a Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program in the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
10.22.14.02.htm 10.22.14.02. 02 Rationale.. A. The Program shall:. 1) Assist a family to provide for the needs of a child or an adult with developmental disability living in the home; or2) Support an adult with developmental disability living in the community.. B. Services shall be:. 1) Flexible to meet the needs of individuals or families; and. 2) Readily adaptive to changing needs.. C. The Program makes use of resources available in the community while, at the same time, building on the individual’s existi
10.22.14.03.htm 10.22.14.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.2) “Agency” means the selected licensed family and individual support program that administers the Program on behalf of the Administration.3) “Camp” means a day camp, residential camp, travel camp, or trip camp that:.
10.22.14.04.htm 10.22.14.04. 04 Setting and Location.. Services shall be provided within the individual痴 home or a community setting in the most integrated setting.
10.22.14.05.htm 10.22.14.05. 05 Application and Eligibility.. A. An individual shall submit to the Department:. 1) The completed LISS application form;. 2) For applicants younger than 21 years old, one of the following, demonstrating that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements for LISS:a) A finalized Individual Educational Program (IEP) from the current calendar year that identifies an eligible disability and that is in effect as of the date of the LISS application; orb) A statement written by
10.22.14.06.htm 10.22.14.06. 06 Scope.. A. Services funded under this program are intended to be, and are limited to, those that:. 1) Enhance the individual’s health or increase safety in the home environment;. 2) Support the individual to participate in the community;. 3) Enable the individual to remain in the individual’s own home or with the individual’s family;. 4) Strengthen the family’s ability to support the individual; or. 5) Enable the individual to develop and maintain skills..
10.22.14.07.htm 10.22.14.07. 07 Covered Services.. A. Services include supports involving:. 1) Attendant care services, including personal care;. 2) Camps that are:. a) Approved by the Maryland DHMH in accordance with COMAR 10.16.06;. b) Accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education;. c) Accredited by the American Camping Association certification;. d) Approved by a State governmental entity; or. e) Approved by the Developmental Disabilities Administration;.
10.22.14.08.htm 10.22.14.08. 08 Program Funding.. A. The Program is not an entitlement program and does not create a right to funding.. B. Funding is not transferable, and the amount funded may not exceed the amount initially requested on the application.C. Amount of Funding.. 1) The agency may approve funding for an eligible individual for services up to $2,000 per fiscal year.2) Requests for amounts exceeding $2,000 may not be considered.. D. The agency may not fund a request for services
10.22.14.09.htm 10.22.14.09. 09 Appeals.. A. Pursuant to Health-General Article, §7-406, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.22.16:. 1) On any action or inaction of the Secretary under Regulations .01―08 of this chapter, other than non-selection through the random selection process, an applicant for services may request:a) An informal hearing before the Secretary’s designee; and. b) The Secretary to review the decision of the informal hearing if that decision is not acceptable;. 2) Informal hearings unde
10.22.14.10.htm 10.22.14.10. 10 Program Agencies ― Eligibility and Responsibilities.. A. The agency that administers the Program shall:. 1) Be licensed under COMAR 10.22.06 as an Individual and Family Support Program;. 2) Have been awarded a contract to administer the Program under the Administration’s competitive procurement process; and3) Maintain an operational procedure manual that is approved by DDA.. B. Funding of Services. The agency shall fund services as follows:.
10.22.14.11.htm 10.22.14.11. 11 Implementation Date.. This chapter shall be implemented July 1, 2015..
10.22.14.9999.htm 10.22.14.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 23, 2012 (39:14 Md. R. 838). Regulation .03B amended effective October 24, 2016 (43:21 Md. R. 1166). Regulation .05 amended effective October 24, 2016 (43:21 Md. R. 1166). Regulation .06 amended effective October 24, 2016 (43:21 Md. R. 1166). Regulation .07 amended effective October 24, 2016 (43:21 Md. R. 1166). Regulation .08 amended effective October 24, 2016 (43:21 Md. R. 1166).
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