A. The division may provide family support vouchers for services provided pursuant to chapter 29, article 2 of this title if those services are provided by certified providers, are included in the individual program plan and are approved for title XIX funding. The division by rule shall prescribe certification standards. These certification standards shall be approved by the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system pursuant to chapter 29, article 2 of this title.
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-596.54
- Director: means the director of the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 36-551
- Division: means the division of developmental disabilities in the department of economic security. See Arizona Laws 36-551
- Family: means a group that lives together and that consists of at least one person with a developmental disability and that person's parent. See Arizona Laws 36-596.51
- Family support: means services, supports and other assistance that are provided to families with members who have a developmental disability and that are designed to:
(a) Strengthen the family's role as a primary care giver. See Arizona Laws 36-596.51
- Family support subsidy: means a grant that is provided to a family on behalf of a family member with a developmental disability or directly to an individual with a developmental disability for the purchase of services or necessities required to keep the family member or the individual in the family home or their own home or noninstitutional setting. See Arizona Laws 36-596.51
- Family support voucher: means an authorization of payment for services. See Arizona Laws 36-596.51
- Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
- Individual program plan: means a written statement of services to be provided to a person with developmental disabilities, including habilitation goals and objectives, that is developed following initial placement evaluation and revised after periodic evaluations. See Arizona Laws 36-551
B. The division may provide a family support voucher system with different eligibility guidelines and service coverage from the vouchers which may be offered pursuant to subsection A.
C. A family may decide how to use a family support subsidy if the use is consistent with the individual program plan and the family support subsidy program guidelines.
D. Family support payments are not transferable and are not subject to sale or garnishment.