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10.22.15.00.htm 10.22.15.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 22 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Chapter 15 Waiting List Equity Fund Authority: Health-General Article, §7-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.22.15.01.htm 10.22.15.01. 01 Scope.. A. These regulations address the management and use of money in the waiting list equity fund.. B. The waiting list equity fund may not be used to supplant funds requested or appropriated for:. 1) Emergency community placements; or. 2) Transitioning students..
10.22.15.02.htm 10.22.15.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). 2) "Appropriate evaluation" means the assessment of an individual using accepted professional standards to determine the presence or absence of a developmental disability:a) As defined in Health-General Article, §7-101(e) Annotated Code of Maryland; or. b) That qualifies the ind
10.22.15.03.htm 10.22.15.03. 03 Establishment of the Waiting List Equity Fund.. A. The waiting list equity fund is a nonlapsing fund established to ensure that when an individual leaves the State residential center to be served in the community, the net average cost of serving the individual in the SRC is applied to:1) The individual's community placement;. 2) Community services needed to sustain the individual's community placement; and.
10.22.15.04.htm 10.22.15.04. 04 Submission of Annual Budget.. A. When submitting its annual budget request for community services programs, the Administration shall include funds for the ongoing cost of services for the number of:1) Previous residents placed from the SRC into the community in the previous fiscal year using the WLEF;2) Individuals receiving emergency placements using the WLEF; and. 3) Individuals receiving nonemergency placements using the WLEF.. B. The Administration sha
10.22.15.05.htm 10.22.15.05. 05 Administration of Fund.. A. The Administration shall authorize the funding of services through the WLEF, administered as a nonlapsing revenue account, only to the extent that an appropriation has been made and that funds are available in the WLEF.B. The WLEF may be used to provide services to individuals who are:. 1) In crisis and need emergency services; and. 2) Not in crisis and do not need emergency services.. C. The WLEF may not be used to supplant funds appropriated for:.
10.22.15.06.htm 10.22.15.06. 06 Eligibility Criteria.. A. To be eligible for services funded from the waiting list equity fund, an individual shall:. 1) Be a resident of Maryland;. 2) Have an appropriate evaluation that finds that the individual:. a) Has a developmental disability, or. b) Is eligible for support services;. 3) Leave a State residential center on or after October 1, 1994, to be served in community-based services as specified in Regulation .05A of this chapter; or4) Be in the community on
10.22.15.07.htm 10.22.15.07. 07 Services.. A. The Administration shall ensure that the waiting list equity fund is used to provide the following community-based services to eligible individuals in accordance with the individual's needs:1) Individual and family support services;. 2) Respite care;. 3) Supported employment;. 4) Individualized community integration day services; and. 5) Individualized supported living arrangements services..
10.22.15.08.htm 10.22.15.08. 08 Review and Reporting Requirements.. A. On or before January 1 of each year, the Administration shall prepare a report to be submitted to the General Assembly and the Department of Fiscal Services on the waiting list equity fund.B. The Administration shall include in the report:. 1) An accounting of all receipts and expenditures to and from the fund;. 2) The number of individuals who left and entered State residential centers during the previous year;3) The number of addition
10.22.15.09.htm 10.22.15.09. 09 Administrative and Judicial Review.. A. An individual has the right to appeal an action or inaction with respect to this chapter in accordance with Health-General Article, §7-406, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.22.16.B. An individual may prevail at the appeal only upon a showing that the agency has violated statutory or regulatory provisions by its action or inaction.
10.22.15.10.htm 10.22.15.10. 10 Eligibility for Other Services.. A. An individual's eligibility for services provided by any other public or private agency may not be affected by the individual's eligibility for services under this chapter.B. An individual who is eligible for services funded by the Administration may also be eligible for services provided by another agency.
10.22.15.9999.htm 10.22.15. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―10 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 27, 1996 (23:6 Md. R. 470) emergency status extended to September 23, 1996 (23:14 Md. R. 1006) adopted permanently effective September 23, 1996 (23:19 Md. R. 1376) ―COMAR 10.22.08 recodified to COMAR 10.22.15 effective July 26, 1999 (26:15 Md. R. 1148). Regulation .02B amended effective November 25, 2013 (40:23 Md. R. 1934).
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