Do not consider a disabled child under age 18 fully responsible for failing to follow prescribed treatment.
Where disability is established and a failure issue arises:
Contact the parent, guardian, or payee, and initiate development per DI 23010.005 and DI 23010.010.
Where the payee is not willing to assure prescribed treatment will be followed, consider
returning the case to the FO to develop a new payee or refer the case to an appropriate
social agency for assistance.
If compliance is not obtained, send a predetermination notice per DI 23010.030. In the first paragraph, substitute “he or she has a severe impairment” for “is unable to perform.”