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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
CHAPTER 52CONTRACTING TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER DSERVICE DELIVERY
RULE §52.407System Checks

(a) Purpose. The purpose of a system check is to ensure:

  (1) that an individual can successfully make an alarm call; and

  (2) that the equipment is working properly.

(b) Conducting a system check.

  (1) A provider must conduct a system check at least once during each calendar month.

  (2) The system check must be conducted during normal working hours or as negotiated with the individual.

  (3) A provider must document a completed system check. The documentation must include the date and time of the completed system check and confirm that the individual was contacted.

(c) Failure to complete a system check.

  (1) When a system check failure occurs, a provider must attempt to complete the system check a total of three times during the calendar month. The attempts must occur on three different days.

  (2) If a provider is unable to complete a successful system check after three attempts and does not have a documented reason why the system checks have not been completed, the provider must ask a responder to attempt to find out why the individual is unable to complete the system check.

  (3) If a provider is unable to complete a system check during a calendar month, the provider must provide written notification to the case manager by the 15th day of the month after the system check was due. The written notification must include:

    (A) the date and time of each attempted system check;

    (B) the date and time of each attempt to contact a responder other than public service personnel; and

    (C) the reason the individual was unable to participate, if known.

(d) If a provider is unable to complete a system check due to equipment failure, the provider must replace the equipment as described in §52.411(a)(2) of this chapter (relating to Equipment Maintenance).


Source Note: The provisions of this §52.407 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1307

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