Susan A. Flanagan and Pamela S. Green
October 24, 1997
This final report provides practical advice to state program administrators regarding the implementation of consumer-directed personal assistance service (CD-PAS) programs and intermediary service organizations (ISOs). In particular, Chapters III, V, and VI, taken together, constitute an informal manual of advice from which state program administrators can design optimal CD-PAS programs using ISOs which are based on sound, regulatory principles and well-drafted contracts. Overall, this final report assists state program administrators in designing CD-PAS programs with ISOs that: (a) comply with applicable federal tax and labor laws; (b) make available supportive services that some consumers may want or need; and (c) allow for the application and enforcement of any limitation or restrictions on consumer direction that may be required by state laws and regulations.
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