Revision 23-1, Effective Nov. 13, 2023

3.1 Scope of Services

Revision 23-1, Effective Nov. 13, 2023

All services provided in this section are subject to Chapter 7, Contract Application and Award, 7.1 Allotment of Funds.

All services are available in an accessible format for people who rely on alternative modes of communication.

The service provider provides each independent living service per the independent living plan (ILP) or waived ILP. Ancillary services such as eyeglasses, bus passes, dental intervention, training registration fee or other supports may be provided to the extent necessary to participate in a planned service or to achieve an appropriate independent living goal identified for this contract. Consult with the HHSC staff member assigned to the contract for questions about if a service is allowable.

The service provider may provide the following independent living services to people who are also receiving a service covered by this contract:

  • Independent living core services, which include:
    • information and referral services;
    • independent living skills training;
    • peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling;
    • individual and systems advocacy; and
    • transition services.

Core services shall not be the sole services provided under the ILS Contract Services. Rather, include at least one service from the following list:

  • Independent living services, which include:
    • counseling services, including psychological and psychotherapeutic services;
    • rehabilitation technology;
    • mobility training;
    • services and training for people with cognitive and sensory disabilities, including life skills training and interpreter and reader services;
    • education and training necessary for living in a community and participating in community activities;
    • transportation, including referral services, personal assistance, and training on the use of public transportation vehicles and systems;
    • physical rehabilitation;
    • therapeutic treatment;
    • the provision of needed prostheses and other appliances and devices;
    • social and recreational services (individual and group) achieved through the covered purchased services in this handbook;
    • services for children;
    • federal, state, or local training, counseling, or other assistance designed to help people with disabilities become independent and productive and live a good life;
    • preventive services that encourage independence and reduce the need for the services that are provided under the Act; and
    • other services, as needed, which are consistent with the goods and services allowed in this handbook and the provisions of the Act.