37.34.974 0208 MEDICAID HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES PROGRAM: RESPITE
(1) Respite care is relief services designed to allow family members, who regularly care for the person receiving waiver services, to be relieved from their caregiver responsibilities in relation to reducing stress generated by the provision of constant care to the person receiving waiver services.
(2) Respite providers must be selected and trained by the parents or legal representatives of the person.
(3) Respite care may be provided in:
(a) a licensed children's day care center and in a licensed family and group day care home for children from birth through age 12;
(b) a licensed children's day care center and in a licensed family and group day care home for children age 13 through age 17; and
(c) a licensed adult day center for a person 18 and older.
(4) The waiver will pay the difference in cost between usual and customary rates and the increased rate charged by the provider, as described in (3), to serve a child with extraordinary support needs for children under the age of 13.
History: 53-6-113, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-6-101, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 1490, Eff. 7/17/92; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 1136, Eff. 6/30/95; TRANS, from SRS, 1998 MAR p. 3124; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 220, Eff. 1/31/14.