|(a) Medical, psychological, or psychiatric examinations
may be paid for:
(1) by families who are willing to pay or to use family
(2) through local resources that make examinations
available without cost; or
(3) by local funds.
(b) Medicaid may also pay for medical examinations
when the child is eligible and has medical problems or injuries that
require examination or treatment, or when the child is eligible for
early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT).
(c) If no other resources are available, the Office
of Protective Services for Families and Children (PSFC) may directly
purchase medical examinations of children during investigations of
abuse and neglect.
(d) Purchased medical examinations must be performed
by a licensed physician or dentist. The maximum allowable expenditure
for the examination and medically necessary diagnostic services is
$150 per child per incident.
(e) As specified in §700.1714(c)(1) of this title
(relating to Evaluation and Treatment Services), PSFC can also directly
purchase psychiatric and psychological examinations when no other
resources are available to pay for such examinations during an investigation.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §700.509 adopted to be effective March 15, 1989, 14 TexReg 994; transferred effective September 1, 1992, as published in the Texas Register September 11, 1992, 17 TexReg 6279; amended to be effective February 1, 1995, 19 TexReg 10011