|Child Care Services (ongoing daycare is provided and funded under Respite Care)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Description
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) supports intermittent child-care services for the children living in the household of people living with HIV who are RWHAP-eligible clients for the purpose of enabling clients to attend medical visits, related appointments, and/or RWHAP-related meetings, groups, or training sessions.
Allowable uses of funds include:
- A licensed or registered childcare provider to deliver intermittent care
- Informal childcare provided by a neighbor, family member, of other person (federal restrictions prohibit giving cash to clients or caregivers to pay for these services)
The use of funds under this service category should be limited and carefully monitored.
Informal childcare arrangements may raise liability issues for the funding source, which should be carefully weighed in the decision process.
Direct cash payments to clients are not permitted.
Service providers for Child Care Services must follow HRSA/DSHS Universal Standards 1-46 and 133-136.
Service Standards and Measures
The following standards and measures are guides to improving health outcomes for people living with HIV throughout the State of Texas within the Ryan White Part B and State Services Program.
Child Care Services: Intermittent childcare services are provided for the children living in the household of RWHAP-eligible clients to enable clients to attend medical visits, related appointments, and/or RWHAP-related meetings, groups, and/or training sessions. Documentation in the client’s primary record must reflect the appointment and/or meeting/group/training session attended. At a minimum, documentation must include: