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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 §52.413Interdisciplinary Team

(a) Interdisciplinary team (IDT). An IDT is a designated group of people who meet when the need arises to discuss service delivery issues. An IDT meeting must include:

  (1) the individual or the individual's representative or both;

  (2) a provider representative; and

  (3) a DADS representative, who is:

    (A) a case manager (or designee);

    (B) a contract manager (or designee); or

    (C) a regional nurse (or designee).

(b) Convening an IDT meeting. A provider must convene an IDT meeting within three working days after the date the provider:

  (1) suspends services to an individual for reasons explained in §52.419 of this chapter (relating to Suspension); or

  (2) identifies an issue that prevents the provider from carrying out a requirement of this chapter.

(c) IDT meeting.

  (1) A provider may conduct an IDT meeting by telephone conference call or in person.

  (2) The IDT must:

    (A) evaluate the service delivery issue;

    (B) identify solutions to resolve the service delivery issue; and

    (C) make recommendations to the provider.

(d) IDT meeting outcome. A provider must implement the recommendations of an IDT within two working days after the IDT meeting.

(e) Documentation of an IDT meeting. A provider must document an IDT meeting in the individual's file, including:

  (1) the specific reason for calling the IDT meeting;

  (2) the names of the participants in the IDT meeting;

  (3) the provider's attempts to convene an IDT meeting with all the members if all members described in subsection (a) of this section are unable to participate in the meeting;

  (4) the IDT's recommendations;

  (5) the provider's action as a result of the IDT recommendations; and

  (6) the reasons for a provider's actions.

(f) Failure to convene an IDT meeting with a DADS representative present. If a provider convenes an IDT meeting without a DADS representative present, the provider must send the documentation described in subsection (e) of this section to the designated DADS staff for the region in which the individual resides.

  (1) The documentation must be sent within five working days after the date of the IDT meeting.

  (2) After reviewing the IDT meeting documentation, the designated DADS staff may require the provider to take further action.


Source Note: The provisions of this §52.413 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 TexReg 1307

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