Medically Dependent Childrens Program

Who is eligible:

  • Age: up to age 21 yrs old
  • Qualifications:
    • Medical necessity determination for nursing facility care – More info

Unique features:

  • Personal care component: Referred to as “Respite” – may be provided by attendant OR nurse
  • Adjunct Support Services: Specific direct care needed by a person to participate in child care, post-secondary education or independent living during the time the caregiver is at work, attending job training or attending school.
  • Age criteria: Ends at age 21.
    • Roll-over: Clients aging out of MDCP are automatically put in Star-Plus waiver

Common features: (click for explanations)

  • Case Management
  • Nursing Services
  • Respite
  • Adaptive Aids
  • Minor Home Modifications
  • Unlimited Prescriptions

Providers involved:

  • Enrollment: Local DADS-employed case manager & nurse
  • Case Management: Local DADS-employed case manager
  • Direct Services (hiring nurses, attendants): Direct Service agency contracted with DADS

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