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The YES Waiver is a 1915 © Medicaid program that allows for more flexibility in the funding of intensive community based services for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance and their families.
To participate in the YES Waiver, the child or adolescent must meet the following eligibility criteria:
The following services are provided under the YES Waiver:
Families or the Legal Authorized Representative of an eligible child or youth who are interested in referring their child to the YES Waiver Services Program must first contact Integral Care’s YES Waiver Interest List Message Line at 512-804-3191 or e-mail YES@atcic.org. ATCIC maintains an Interest List for individuals interested in receiving YES Waiver services.
The YES Waiver has a limit on the number of children and youth who can be served in Travis County.
There is a first come first serve policy for YES Waiver services. The policy is based on the chronological date of registration on the YES Waiver Interest List.
During the intake process, the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) will inform the child or adolescents and LAR of the child or adolescent’s right to a Fair Hearing. If the child or adolescent or LAR needs any assistance with the fair hearing process, the LMHA will provide assistance.
If an individual is denied participation in the YES Waiver, unless the reason for the denial is the program participation limit; or if an individual is denied continued participation in the YES Waiver; or if YES Waiver services for an individual are denied, reduced, suspended, or terminated, the individual is entitled to a fair hearing in accordance with Texas Administrative Code.