Revision 22-2; Effective May 1, 2022
For renewals and mid-cycle Level of Need (LON) requests, the HCS program provider is responsible for completing Form 8578, Intellectual Disability/Related Condition Assessment, and transmitting it to HHSC. This document consists of the individual's Level of Care (LOC) and LON. The SC does not approve or deny an individual's LOC or LON but is responsible for reviewing the document in the HHSC data system and entering whether they agree with the information. To review the ID/RC assessment, the SC must have a basic understanding of the ID/RC assessment and the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP) assessment.
ID/RC and LON Resources
Additional information regarding ID/RC assessments and requesting an LON from HHSC may be found at: