Employment services means services provided to develop or maintain the skills necessary for an individual to obtain and retain employment, including job assessment, job exploration, job development, job training, job coaching, work skills, and ongoing supports.
Environmental accessibility adaptations means physical modifications to an individuals home that are necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual in the home, or that enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home.
Self-determination means empowering individuals to:
Make their own choices and decisions;
Select and plan, together with freely chosen family members and friends, the developmental disability services that are necessary for an individual to live, work and recreate in the setting that the individual chooses and in the community;
Control, or have input regarding, the manner in which resources are used to obtain needed services and supports, with the help of a social support network if needed;
Live an autonomous life in the community, rich in community affiliations, through formal or informal arrangements of resources and personnel and contribute to their community in the ways they choose;
Have a valued role in the community through competitive employment, organizational affiliations, personal development and general caring for others in the community, and to be accountable for spending public dollars in ways that are life-enhancing for the individual; and
Speak or act on their own behalf or on behalf of others, including participating in policy-making and legislative processes.
Service provider means any person who is paid a service rate by the department to provide one or more of the services identified in the individualized service plan of an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability regardless of where the service is provided.
Service rate means the amount of reimbursement paid to a service provider to care for an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability.
(a) Specialized medical equipment and supplies means:
Devices, aids, controls, supplies or appliances that enable individuals:
To increase their ability to perform activities of daily living; or
To perceive, control or communicate with the environment in which they live;
Items necessary for life support, including ancillary supplies and equipment necessary to the proper functioning of these items; and
Medical equipment not available in the medical assistance program.
Specialized medical equipment and supplies does not include items that have no direct medical or remedial benefit to the individual.
Specialized supports means treatment, training, consultation or other unique services that are not available through the medical assistance program but are necessary to achieve the goals identified in the individualized service plan, or other developmental disability services prescribed by the department by rule.
Support service brokerage means an entity that contracts with the department to provide or to arrange for developmental disability services. [Formerly 427.400; 2019 c.276 §1]