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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Chapter 230. Operation of the Individual and Family Support Program
9/30/2020

12VAC35-230-80. Funding Decision-Making Process.

A. Applications may be approved at a reduced amount when the amount requested exceeds a reasonable amount as determined by department staff as being necessary to purchase the services or items.

B. Applications shall be denied if the department determines that:

1. The service or item for which funding is requested is not eligible for funding in accordance with 12VAC35-230-50;

2. The request exceeds the maximum annual individual financial support limit for the applicable fiscal year;

3. Other viable public funding sources have not been fully explored or utilized;

4. The requesting individual or family member has not used previously received Individual and Family Support Program funds in accordance with the department's written notice approving the request or has failed to comply with these regulations; or

5. The total annual Individual and Family Support Program funding appropriated by the General Assembly has been expended for the applicable fiscal year.

C. The department shall provide a written notice to the individual or family member who submitted the application indicating the funding decision.

1. Approval notices shall include:

a. The services, supports, or other items for which funding is approved;

b. The amount and time frame of the financial allocation;

c. The expected date that the funds should be released; and

d. Financial expenditure documentation requirements, and the date or dates by which this documentation shall be provided to the department.

2. For applications where funding is denied or approved at a reduced amount, the department's notice shall state the reason or reasons why the requested services, supports, or other items were denied or were approved at a reduced amount and the process for requesting the department to reconsider its funding decision.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 30, Issue 07, eff. January 16, 2014.

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