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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Rule
LSA Document #13-542

Under IC 4-22-2-23, the Office of the Secretary of Family and Social Services intends to adopt a rule concerning the following:

OVERVIEW: Amends 405 IAC 5-22 to provide that medical assistance will cover medically necessary occupational therapy services, physical therapy services, respiratory therapy services, and speech pathology services for individuals under twenty-one (21) years of age; to update the definitions of certain categories of necessary services; to update the licensure and supervision requirements for occupational therapy assistants in accordance with IC 25-23.5-1-6 and IC 25-23.5-3; and to require prior authorization for occupational therapy services and respiratory therapy services for acute conditions. Comments and questions may be addressed to the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule. Statutory authority: IC 12-8-6.5-5; IC 12-15.

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Regulatory Coordinator for this rule is:
Barbara A. Nardi
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning
Indiana Government Center South
402 West Washington Street, Room W451
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1282

For purposes of IC 4-22-2-28.1, the Small Business Ombudsman designated by IC 5-28-17-5 is:
Eric P. Shields
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-3997
Resources available to regulated entities through the small business ombudsman include the ombudsman's duties stated in IC 5-28-17-5, specifically IC 5-28-17-5(9), investigating and attempting to resolve any matter regarding compliance by a small business with a law, rule, or policy administered by a state agency, either as a party to a proceeding or as a mediator.

Posted: 12/18/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20131218-IR-405130542NIA
Composed: May 22,2018 2:35:30AM EDT
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