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RULE §355.1General

(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 recipients.

  (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

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