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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services
2/29/2024

12VAC30-130-170. Categorical determinations.

A. For each individual for whom the Level I screening has resulted in the determination that the individual meets nursing facility level of care and has a condition of MI or MR/RC as defined herein, a Level II evaluation does not have to be completed if one of the following categorical determinations are met:

1. The individual has a terminal illness in which a physician has documented that life expectancy is less than six months; or

2. The individual has a severe illness such as coma, functioning at brain stem level, or other conditions which result in a level of impairment so severe that the individual could not be expected to benefit from specialized services. When this category is used, documentation shall be available which fully describes the severity of the condition.

B. These categorical determinations shall only be applied following the Level I review and only if existing data on the individual appear to be current and accurate and are sufficient to allow the evaluator readily to determine that the individual fits the category.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR460-04-4.3910 § 4, eff. June 1, 1994.

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