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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 2DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 108EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER NFAMILY COST SHARE SYSTEM
RULE §108.1417Family Cost Share Agreement

(a) The parent must sign a family cost share agreement. The parent's signature acknowledges their assigned maximum charge and provides written attestation that:

  (1) information regarding third-party coverage, family size, gross income, and allowable deductions is true and accurate; or

  (2) the parent chooses not to provide information regarding:

    (A) third-party coverage;

    (B) gross income and family size; or

    (C) allowable deductions.

(b) The contractor must not initiate IFSP services subject to out-of-pocket payment until the parent signs the family cost share agreement.

(c) At the annual meeting to evaluate the IFSP, the contractor must review the family cost share agreement, obtain current public and private insurance information, and re-calculate the family's assigned maximum charge. The parent must update and sign their family cost share agreement if family size, gross income, deductions, or third-party coverage is modified.

(d) The parent must report changes to family size, gross income, deductions, and third-party coverage as soon as possible. When the parent reports a change, the contractor must review the family cost share agreement, obtain current public or private insurance information, and re-calculate the family's assigned maximum charge. The parent must update and sign their family cost share agreement.

(e) When the parent signs an updated family cost share agreement, the new maximum charge takes effect the beginning of the following month.

(f) If the child is in the conservatorship of the state, the contractor assigns the family a maximum charge of $0.

  (1) The foster parent must sign the family cost share agreement acknowledging the $0 maximum charge and attesting to the child's third-party status and foster care status.

  (2) The foster parent is not required to attest to family size, gross income, or allowable deductions.


Source Note: The provisions of this §108.1417 adopted to be effective May 1, 2014, 39 TexReg 3449

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