Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Deprivation

Incapacity Procedures

Revised:

15.4.3.1

SENDING THE MEDICAL PACKET TO THE MEU

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If the parent does not receive any of the above mentioned benefits, the DHS caseworker must interview the individual and collect and record the data electronically.

 

In order for MEU to determine incapacity, all technical eligibility issues must be addressed in the local DHS office before sending the medical packet to the Medical Evaluation Unit for an incapacity decision. When technical and financial eligibility is established and an incapacity decision is required, the county caseworker will:

 

        Submit copies of the completed MEU medical-social narrative.

 

        Submit ten (10) signed and dated HIPAA Authorization for Release of Information forms (HS-2557 English or HS2557S Spanish). These forms must be completed in full and must be specific as to what information the client is permitting to be released.

 

        Give the client a copy of the HIPAA privacy notice.

 

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