RSB shall close an individual’s case at any time in the independent living rehabilitation process when it has been determined that:
- The individual is unavailable to complete an evaluation of ILR potential
- ILR services are no longer appropriate for the client
- A client is no longer available for ILR services
Documentation of closure determination will be provided in the case file.
CLOSURE AFTER ILP DEVELOPED
Closure determination will be made only after full consultation with the client or as appropriate, his/her parent or guardian or other representative, or after clear opportunity for such consultation has been given. This consultation, or the opportunity for it, will be documented in the case file.
For all closures, the applicant or client will be notified in writing of the action taken. This notification will be signed and dated by the staff member and will also include information about the applicant’s or client’s appeal rights and the assistance available from the Client Assistance Program. Referral(s) should be made to other programs or agencies as appropriate. Written notification to the client is not necessary when the individual is deceased or cannot be located.
SUCCESSFULLY REHABILITATED CLOSURE – Status 26
When a client is determined to be rehabilitated, the case file will document that the client has been:
- Determined to be eligible; and
- Provided appropriate and substantial independent living services in accordance with the ILP; and
- Determined to have achieved his or her goal(s)/objective(s).
The case file will also contain documentation of the following:
- A description of the way in which ILR services have benefited the client and have significantly improved the client’s ability to function independently in family and/or community; and
- The involvement of the client or, as appropriate, his/her parent or guardian or other representative in the closure decision; and
- Written notice to the client of the closure decision. This notification will be signed and dated by the staff member and will also include information about the client’s appeal rights and the assistance available from the Client Assistance Program.