37.40.1462 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR ELDERLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS: SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY, REQUIREMENTS
(1) Speech pathology and audiology services may include:
(a) speech therapy services as defined at ARM 37.86.601;
(b) audiology services as defined at ARM 37.86.702;
(c) services for habilitative or maintenance purposes;
(d) screening and evaluation with respect to speech and hearing functions;
(e) comprehensive audiological assessment, as indicated by screening results, that include tests of puretone air and bone conduction, speech audiometry, and other procedures, as necessary, and the assessment of the use of visual cues;
(f) assessments of the use of amplification;
(g) provision for procurement, maintenance and replacement of hearing aids, as specified by a qualified audiologist;
(h) comprehensive speech and language evaluation, as indicated by screening results, including appraisal of articulation, voice, rhythm and language;
(i) participation in the continuing interdisciplinary evaluation for purposes of beginning, monitoring and following up on individualized habilitation programs; and
(j) treatment services as an extension of the evaluation process, that include:
(i) direct counseling with a recipient;
(ii) consultation with appropriate persons involved with a recipient for speech improvement and speech education activities; and
(iii) work with an appropriate recipient to develop specialized programs for developing communication skills in comprehension, including speech, reading, auditory training, hearing aid utilization and skills in expression, including improvement in articulation, voice, rhythm and language.
(2) The requirements for the delivery of speech therapy services at ARM 37.86.605 and 37.86.606 and for audiology services at ARM 37.86.701 and 37.86.702 govern the provision of speech pathology and audiology services.
(3) No visit limitation exists for maintenance therapy.
History: Sec. 53-2-201, 53-6-113 and 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-141 and 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 863, Eff. 7/15/83; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 1268, Eff. 7/1/88; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1269, Eff. 7/22/97; TRANS & AMD, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 2023, Eff. 7/28/00.