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1.1.E.225 Extension of short term or episodic care (CP (child))

Definition

For the purposes of CP (child) (1.1.C.361), an extension of short term (1.1.S.172) or episodic care (1.1.E.132) is where a person is qualified for CP (child) for the short term or episodic care of a child aged under 16 years and a THP has certified that a further period of care less than 3 months is required. The period must start immediately after the end of the preceding period, and the care must directly relate to the same disability or medical condition.

Act reference: SSAct section 197H Qualification-extension of short term or episodic care

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.4.10 Qualification for CP, 3.6.4.38 Qualification for CP (child) - short term or episodic care, 3.6.4.39 Qualification for CP (child) - extension to short term or episodic care

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