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317:40-7-5.Community-based services

[Revised 09-01-19]
   Community-based services are provided in sites and at times typically used by others in the community and promote independence, community inclusion, and the creation of natural supports. Community-based services must reflect the member's choice and values in typical age and cultural situations.

(1) Approved community-based services are individualized work-related supports targeting inclusion into integrated experiences and are pre-planned, documented activities supported by a schedule relating to the member's identified employment outcomes.  Approved community-based services activities include:

(A) active participation in formalized volunteer activities;

(B) active participation in paid or unpaid work experience sites in community settings;

(C) training through generic entities such as trade schools, technology centers, community colleges, or other community groups.  The provider is paid for the time when direct supports are necessary and provided;

(D) stamina-enhancing programs in integrated settings;

(E) transportation to and from employment or community-based activities;

(F) meals and breaks during the member's employment activities that occur in the community at a location used for the same purpose, with others without disabilities;

(G) job tours or job shadowing scheduled with and provided by a community-business entity;

(H) using Workforce OK services; and

(I) attending job fairs.

(2) Any other work-related, community-based activities must be approved through the exception process, per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:40-7-21.

(3) Community-based services continue when the member goes to a center-based facility for support, such as repositioning or personal care, as long as the member returns immediately to a planned community-based activity.  The amount of time for the repositioning and personal care are based upon a Team-approved health care positioning plan.

(4) Community-based services are available for individual and group placements.

(A) Individual placement means the member is provided supports that enable him or her to participate in individual community-based activities described in this Section and not as part of a group placement.

(B) Group placement means two-to-five members are provided supports that enable participation in the approved community-based activities described in this Section.


Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.