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6 Pa. Code § 15.93. Service plan.

§ 15.93. Service plan.

 (a)  Upon completion of the assessment and with the consent of the older adult, a service plan shall be prepared. The service plan shall be cooperatively developed by the agency staff, the older adult or his appointed guardian, and other family members, if appropriate. Protective services may not be provided under the act to an older adult who does not consent to the services or who, having consented, withdraws consent, unless the services are ordered by a court, requested by a court-appointed guardian of the older adult or provided under §  15.71 (relating to involuntary intervention by emergency court order).

 (b)  The service plan shall be in writing and shall include a recommended course of action which utilizes the least restrictive alternative, encourages self-determination and continuity of care. The recommended course of action may also include pursuit of civil or criminal remedies.

 (c)  The service plan shall describe the older adult’s identified needs, the goals to be achieved, the specific services which will be used to support attainment of the goals and the procedures to be followed with regard to regular follow-up and assessment of progress. Specific services which may be used to implement the service plan include:

   (1)  Medical evaluations.

   (2)  Psychiatric or psychological evaluations.

   (3)  Legal services.

   (4)  Public or private entitlements or resources.

   (5)  Financial management.

   (6)  Personal or environmental safety.

   (7)  Emergency shelter.

   (8)  Transportation.

   (9)  Home delivered meals.

   (10)  Attendant care.

   (11)  Homemaker services.

 (d)  The service plan shall also address, if applicable, special needs of other members of the household unit as they may affect the older adult’s need for protective services. The identification in a service plan of service needs of other members of the older adult’s household does not obligate the agency to pay the costs of the services.


   The provisions of this §  15.93 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (228917) to (228918).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.91 (relating to general); and 6 Pa. Code §  15.112 (relating to uses of funding authorized by the act).

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