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The Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver provides a variety of services to support families caring for children who are medically dependent, and to encourage de-institutionalization of children who are currently receiving services in nursing facilities. Specific services include adaptive aids, flexible family support services, minor home modifications, respite, financial management services and transition assistance services. The Consumer Directed Services option is available for respite and flexible family support services.


1100 Program Overview

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The Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) Provider Manual includes rules and procedures for administering the MDCP Waiver. All providers of MDCP services must follow these rules and procedures in order to comply with the terms of the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) contract. This manual is incorporated by reference as part of the contract with DADS to provide MDCP services.

State rules and federal waiver requirements that apply to MDCP are:

  • 40 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 51, Medically Dependent Children Program
  • The MDCP Waiver

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1200 Program Definitions

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40 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §51.101, Purpose
40 TAC §51.103, Definitions

Choice List – Defined as a list of licensed providers that have completed licensure, contract and program orientation. The Choice List is maintained in each DADS regional office with the regional case manager.