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340:105-10-80. Supportive social services for nutrition projects

Revised 5-13-02

(a) Policy.  Each nutrition project provides all supportive services feasible within the project's resources but must include, at minimum, nutrition education for each nutrition site.  Other services that may be provided are transportation, health screenings, consumer education, benefits counseling, recreation, and similar services.  The project refers participants to other community services, as appropriate.   1

(b) Authority.  The authority for this Section is Sections 305(2)(F), 307(a)(16), and 321(a), of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.

(c) Cross references.  See Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:105-10-50.1(a)(4) and (7), 340:105-10-51, and 340:105-10-68 through 340:105-10-79.

1.  Supportive social services for the nutrition projects are implemented as stated in (1) - (3) of this Instruction.

(1) The project provides or arranges for ongoing outreach services at each nutrition site sufficient to cover the project's service area.

(2) New project participants are assessed for service needs during the initial interview and are offered assistance in obtaining desired services, as appropriate.

(3) The project makes every effort to coordinate with other community services and to offer on-site space for services that benefit the project participants, such as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program applications, health insurance counseling, consumer education presentations, and health screenings.

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