ICF/DDs provide services to individuals that require 24 hours of Active Treatment in community, group, or residential home settings. ICF/DDs are licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Health Standards Section (HSS).
“Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled" is a facility that is licensed to provide residential care for four or more individuals that meet the criteria for 24 hours per day of Active Treatment.
Developmental Disability, as defined in 42 CFR 435.1009, relates to individuals who have a severe, chronic physical or mental disability that meets all of the following conditions:
a) It is attributable to:
1. Cerebral palsy or epilepsy or
2. Any other condition, other than mental illness, found to be closely related to mental retardation because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of mental retardation and requires treatment of services similar to those required for those persons.
b) It is manifested before the age of 22
c) It is likely to continue indefinitely
d) It results in substantial limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activities: