DI 23010.020 Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment - Special Title XVI Issues - Children Under Age 18
Do not consider a disabled child under age 18 fully responsible for failing to follow prescribed treatment.
B. Procedure - Development
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.
C. Policy - Notice
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.”