Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver
The purpose of the Medicaid Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury (TBI/SCI) Waiver is to maintain and promote the health of individuals with traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries through the provision of needed supports and services in order to delay or prevent institutionalization. The TBI/SCI Waiver is designed to provide a choice of services that will allow eligible recipients to live at home or in the community and to achieve productive lives to the highest degree possible.
To qualify for the TBI/SCI Waiver, the applicant must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Be diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury or both as defined in Chapter 381.745, F.S.
- Be medically stable, which is defined as the absence of any of the following: (1) An active, life threatening condition (e.g., sepsis, respiratory, or other condition requiring system therapeutic measures); (2) IV drip to control or support blood pressure; or (3) intracranial pressure or arterial monitor
- Meet level of care criteria for Intermediate II, or higher (i.e., Intermediate II, Intermediate I or Skilled) as stated in Rule 59G-4.180, F.A.C.
- Be referred to the state’s central registry, created by Section 381.74, F.S.
Waiver services include:
- Assistive Technologies
- Attendant Care
- Behavioral Programming
- Community Support Coordination
- Companion Services
- Consumable Medical Supplies
- Emergency Alert Response System Installation
- Emergency Alert Response System Monitoring and Maintenance
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
- Life Skills Training
- Occupational Therapy
- Personal Adjustment Counseling
- Personal Care Services
- Physical Therapy
- Rehabilitation Engineering Evaluation
- Residential Habilitation
- Transition Case Management
- Transition Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
How to Apply
For information on how to apply for the TBI/SCI Waiver, contact the Department of Health (DOH)’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program (BSCIP) Central Registry toll free number 1 (800) 342-0778 or apply through DOH’s website at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/brain-and-spinal-cord-injuries/index.html.