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Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
Action Three Waivers (ID, DD, DS) Redesign
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/5/2019
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2/7/19  3:34 pm
Commenter: Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm

RE: 12VAC30-122-200 and use of the SIS


RE: 12VAC30-122-200.

Section A.1. states: "The SIS® is an assessment tool that identifies the practical supports required by individuals to live successfully in their communities. DBHDS shall use the SIS® Child for individuals who are five years through 15 years of age. DBHDS shall use the SIS® Adult for individuals who are 16 to 72 years of age. Individuals who are younger than five years of age shall be assessed using either the SIS® or an age-appropriate alternative instrument, such as the Early Learning Assessment Profile, as approved by DBHDS"

Recognizing that there are adults receiving waiver services who are over the age of 72, what is DBHDS planning to use as an assessment tool when considering support levels/tiers going forward? Are there other means-tested tools available? If not, will this have an impact on tier adjustments?