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ICF Qualifications

Who qualifies for an ICF home? Below is the definition per the state.

Institution for the mentally retarded or
persons with related conditions means an
institution (or distinct part of an institution)
(a) Is primarily for the diagnosis,
treatment, or rehabilitation of the
mentally retarded or persons with related
conditions; and
(b) Provides, in a protected residential
setting, ongoing evaluation, planning,
24-hour supervision, coordination,
and integration of health or rehabilitative
services to help each individual
function at his greatest ability.
Persons with related conditions means
individuals who have a severe, chronic
disability that meets all of the following
(a) It is attributable to—
(1) Cerebral palsy or epilepsy; or
(2) Any other condition, other than
mental illness, found to be closely related
to mental retardation because
this condition results in impairment of
general intellectual functioning or
adaptive behavior similar to that of
mentally retarded persons, and requires
treatment or services similar to
those required for these persons.
(b) It is manifested before the person
reaches age 22.
(c) It is likely to continue indefinitely.
(d) It results in substantial functional
limitations in three or more of
the following areas of major life activity:
(1) Self-care.
(2) Understanding and use of language.
(3) Learning.
(4) Mobility.
(5) Self-direction.
(6) Capacity for independent living.

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