In all instances the client shall be present at the interview to determine ability to pay unless the client is a minor or the treatment staff of the state facility attests the client's presence is medically contraindicated. When the client cannot be present at the interview, the reason shall be noted in the financial file for that client.
The client shall be the source of financial information to determine ability to pay except when the management of the client's financial affairs is in the hands of another person. When the client is not the source of financial information the reason shall be noted in the financial file for that client.
When the client is not able to act on his or her own behalf, the person interviewed shall be the client's legal guardian, the conservator, the parents of a minor child, a spouse, a relative of the client, a trustee, a representative payee, the client's legal representative, or a county social worker.
If the client is unable to pay the full cost of the care, the responsible relative shall be interviewed.
10 SR 1589; 12 SR 2252; 16 SR 1797
February 2, 2005