|(a) Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish
rules for the Epilepsy Program. The jurisdiction for these rules is
granted in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 40.
(b) Definitions. The following words and terms when
used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise.
(1) Action--A denial, termination, suspension or reduction
of the Epilepsy Program benefits or eligibility.
(2) Applicant--An individual whose application for
Epilepsy Program benefits has been submitted to a contracted provider
and has not received a final determination of eligibility. This definition
includes an individual whose application is submitted by a representative
or person with legal authority to act for the individual.
(3) Contracted Provider--Any individual or entity with
department approval to furnish covered services to Epilepsy Program
(4) Department--The Department of State Health Services.
(5) Epilepsy--A chronic neurological condition characterized
by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain manifested by two or
more seizures. It is characterized by sudden, brief attacks of altered
consciousness, motor activity, or sensory phenomena. Convulsive seizures
are the most common form of attacks, but any recurrent seizure pattern
is considered epilepsy.
(6) Recipient--An individual who is eligible to receive
Epilepsy Program benefits.
(7) Request for Proposal (RFP)--A document intended
to solicit proposals from interested parties that details qualifications
and plans for provision of a specific service or range of services.
Services may be targeted to a selected geographic area and/or special
population group, or statewide coverage.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §355.1 adopted to be effective March 17, 2002, 27 TexReg 1791; amended to be effective October 8, 2006, 31 TexReg 8237; amended to be effective November 4, 2010, 35 TexReg 9738; amended to be effective July 2, 2015, 40 TexReg 4215; transferred effective March 15, 2022, as published in the February 25, 2022 issue of the Texas Register, 47 TexReg 981