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Title: Section 1007.5 - Required Services

Effective Date


Section 1007.5 Required Services

(a) Medical respite programs shall provide, or arrange for the provision of, the following services in accordance with this Part:

(1) Temporary room and board, which must include, at a minimum:

(i) A dedicated bed, available to a recipient 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(ii) Meals in accordance with standards set forth by the Commissioner.

(iii) Compliance by the facility with the physical standards set forth by the department in section 1007.12 of this Part.

(iv) The medical respite program shall provide the department with any information relating to its physical plant environment and equipment necessary to evaluate its application.

(2) Eligibility assessments and development and monitoring of service plans.

(3) Care coordination services.

(i) Arranging for transportation for the recipient to and from health care appointments, which may include arranging for the facility to be an originating site for telehealth (as defined by Section 2999-cc of the Public Health Law) with the consent of the recipient, and arranging for on-site services, as appropriate, by licensed or otherwise qualified providers.

(ii) Assisting recipients with obtaining and maintaining appointments for health care and other supportive services, and ensuring the exchange of information for care and service coordination.

(iii) Identifying and facilitating access to housing and other federal and state benefits or community resources for which the recipient may qualify or benefit from.

(iv) Facilitating family and caregiver interactions.

(v) Coordinating with managed care organizations and their contractors, if applicable, including health homes, to ensure access to service and avoid duplication of services.

(4) Daily wellness checks, or more frequently as otherwise indicated in the Recipient’s Service Plan.

Statutory Authority

Public Health Law, Section 2999-hh


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