§ 15.113. Time limitation on service purchases.
(a) After exhausting available steps to provide necessary services through existing agency resources, utilization of other providers and the coordination of public and private entitlements and resources, the agency may purchase those services on a time-limited basis.
(b) The purchase of services under this section is limited to a 30-day period which may be renewed only with adequate justification. The agency shall consider the 30-day period to be a maximum time limit for the purchase of services and not a standard time allotment. After the decision to purchase services has been made, the agency shall continue the pursuit of alternate ways to provide the services and terminate the purchase of services as soon as possible.
(c) If at the end of 30 days of continuous service purchase on behalf of an individual protective services client, the services are still necessary and still available only through purchase, complete justification of the need for services and documentation of the unavailability of the services shall be made a part of the record as required by § 15.95(b) (relating to case management).
The provisions of this § 15.113 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (228925).
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