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317:40-7-15.Service requirements for employment services through Home and Community-Based Waivers

[Revised 09-01-15]

(a) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) case manager, member, a member's family or, when applicable, legal guardian, and provider develop a preliminary plan of services including the:

(1) site and amount of the services to be offered;

(2) types of services to be delivered; and

(3) expected outcomes.

(b) To promote community integration and inclusion, employment services are only delivered in non-residential sites.

(1) Employment services through Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers cannot be reimbursed when those services occur in the residence or property of the member or provider-paid staff, including garages and sheds, whether the garage or shed is attached to the home or not.

(2) No exceptions to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:40-7-15(b) are authorized.

(c) The service provider is required to notify the DDS case manager in writing when the member:

(1) is placed in a new job;

(2) loses his or her job.  A Personal Support Team (Team) meeting must be held when the member loses the job;

(3) experiences significant changes in the community-based or employment schedule; or

(4) experiences other circumstances, per OAC 340:100-3-34.

(d) The provider submits a DHS Provider Progress Report per OAC 340:100-5-52, for each member receiving services.

(e) The cost of a member's employment services, excluding transportation and state-funded services per OAC 340:100-17-30, cannot exceed $27,000 per Plan of Care year.

(f) Each member receiving residential supports per OAC 340:100-5-22.1, or group home services is employed for 30 hours per week or receives a minimum of 30 hours of employment services, each week, excluding transportation to and from the member's residence.

(1) Thirty-hours of employment service each week may be a combination of community-based services, center-based services, employment training specialist (ETS) intensive training services, stabilization services, and job coaching services.  Center-based services cannot exceed 15 hours per week for members receiving services through the Homeward Bound Waiver.

(2) Less than 30 hours of employment activities per week requires approval per OAC 317:40-7-21.


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.