Assessment of service needs and determination of service rate
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(1) The Department of Human Services or its designee shall assess the support needs for each individual with an intellectual or developmental disability who is receiving developmental disability services in a residential setting and shall determine a service rate that is sufficient to meet the support needs of the individual. If an assessment of support needs results in a change to the service rate being paid to the service provider, the department or the departments designee shall provide to the individual and the individuals service provider and case manager and, if appropriate, to the individuals guardian, primary caregiver or family members, a detailed accounting of the service rate paid to the service provider and the factors and weighting of factors used to determine the service rate.
(2) The department or the departments designee shall assess the support needs and determine the service rate, as described in subsection (1) of this section, no later than 90 days after the individual or the individuals service provider, case manager, guardian, primary caregiver, family member or legal representative makes a request, based on significant changes to the individuals support needs, for a new assessment of support needs and a redetermination of the service rate.
(3) The department shall adopt by rule the procedures and criteria for requesting and conducting an assessment of support needs and a determination of a service rate under this section, using an advisory committee appointed in accordance with ORS 183.333 (Policy statement). The rules shall include a procedure for contesting the denial of a request for assessment of support needs and redetermination of a service rate or the failure of the department or the departments designee to respond to a request for assessment and redetermination within a reasonable period of time, as prescribed by the department by rule. [2013 c.604 §2; 2019 c.276 §2]
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