If there is a disagreement between the physician`s order, care and social assessments, or if there is a question about the amount, amount or duration of benefits to be approved or if the case involves ongoing 24-hour care with consumer-oriented staff, an independent medical check of the case must be carried out by the local technical director, a doctor appointed by the local director or a doctor who is in contract with the social district. The local technical director or local director of expertise must verify the physician`s order as well as care assessments and social assessments and is responsible for determining the final amount and extent of benefits to be approved. The final finding must be made with appropriate speed, usually no more than five working days after receiving the medical order and completed social and caregiver assessments, except in unusual circumstances, including, but not only in the need to resolve all outstanding issues regarding the amount, quantity or duration of benefits to be approved. A: Yes, provided that all necessary documents attesting to their legal status are up to date. 3. Are self-driving, or have a representative who can direct your care. After receiving a completed and signed medical prescription, the Social Services District must perform or request a medical examination. The assessment of care must be carried out by a registered professional nurse who works in the Social Services District or in a licensed or certified care service under a contract with the District. The nurse must have an up-to-date license and registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State and to have at least two years of satisfactory experience in home health care. The care assessment form must be LDSS-3139 and DMS-1 or any other form approved by DOH. Consumer Directd Personal Assistance Program: Accuracy of 06 OMM/LCM-1, “Questions and Answers on CDPAP Management” GIS 08-LTC-005 –Explains that the family member or other caregiver should not be present at any time when skilled care tasks are handled by a CDPAP assistant to a non-self-directing recipient of CDPAP. This GIS was created as a result of litigation in Leon v. Danes, et.al., (CV 07-1674 E.D.N.Y, June 12, 2008) (available on WNYLC Online Resource Center Benefits Database (with free connection) most family members can serve as guardians (personal assistants) and be paid for support under CDPAP.
Spouses are not allowed to provide care under the CDPAP. Parents of children under the age of 21 should also not serve as personal assistants for these children.