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55 Pa. Code § 6210.42. Certification of initial need for care.

§ 6210.42. Certification of initial need for care.

 (a)  A physician shall certify in writing in the medical record that the applicant or recipient needs intermediate care for individuals with an intellectual disability.

 (b)  A nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, who is not an employee of the facility, but who is working in collaboration with a physician, may complete the certification specified in subsection (a).

 (c)  The certification specified in subsections (a) and (b) shall be signed and dated not more than 30 days prior to either the admission of an applicant or recipient to a facility, or, if an individual applies for assistance while in a facility before the Department authorizes payment for intermediate care for individuals with an intellectual disability.


   The provisions of this §  6210.42 amended under section 443.1(2) and (3) of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. §  443.1(2) and (3)).


   The provisions of this §  6210.42 amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (276199) to (276200).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6210.114 (relating to failure to adhere to certification requirements); and 55 Pa. Code §  6210.115 (relating to failure to adhere to medical evaluation requirements).

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