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317:35-10-38.Temporary absence from the home.
[Revised 06-25-12]
An individual who is temporarily absent from the home for the purpose of receiving training or education for employment, certain medical services, etc., may be considered part of the benefit group.
(1) Individuals temporarily absent from the home, receiving training or education for employment are considered part of the benefit group during the period of time the training or educational activities are taking place.
(2) Children temporarily absent from the home to attend boarding school are considered part of the benefit group during the school term.
(3) Individuals temporarily absent from the home because of entrance into a private facility for counseling, rehabilitation, behavioral problems or special training, etc., are considered part of the benefit group. If care is projected for a period exceeding 90 days, the absence is not considered temporary. At any time an absence is determined as not temporary or no longer temporary, the needs of the individual cannot be included in the benefit group.
(4) Individuals temporarily absent from the home for medical services, other than institutionalization for treatment of mental illness, intellectual disability, or tuberculosis, are considered part of the benefit group for up to six months. Six-month extensions may be allowed when the worker's verification indicates the individual may return to the home within the next six months.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.