Title 902 | Chapter 004 | Regulation 150


902 KAR 4:150.Enhanced HANDS services in response to declared national or state public health emergency.

Section 1.

Definitions.

(1)

"Declared national or state public health emergency" means a formal declaration by the President of the United States or the Governor of Kentucky of an extraordinary event that is determined to constitute a public health risk through the spread of disease.

(2)

"Tele-service" means a home visitation service provided through telephone or video communication with the HANDS provider, parent, and child present in real time.

Section 2.

Enhanced Home Visitation Services in Response to a Declared National or State Public Health Emergency.

(1)

HANDS services and requirements may be enhanced to allow for tele-service delivery methods if a national or state public health emergency has been declared.

(2)

(a)

HANDS home visitation services that are otherwise designated as face-to-face in accordance with 902 KAR 4:120 may be provided through tele-service delivery methods with informed parental consent.

(b)

These services shall include those listed in 902 KAR 4:120, Sections 2(4), 2(5), and 4.

(c)

Verbal and written consent shall be provided for each child in a shared household. For example, if the family has twins, verbal and written consent shall be provided for each baby.

(3)

Tele-service delivery methods shall be reimbursed at the usual and customary rate.

(4)

Tele-service delivery methods in the manner established by this section shall only be utilized during a declared national or state public health emergency.

HISTORY: (47 Ky.R. 2219; 48 Ky.R. 59; eff. 7-21-2021.)

7-Year Expiration: 7/21/2028

Last Action: 3/10/2022


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