North Carolina’s Community Alternatives Program: Instructional & Technical Guide for Consumer-Direction

North Carolina’s Community Alternatives Program: Instructional & Technical Guide for Consumer-Direction

From the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance, this guide provides information related to eligibility, services, and screening for the consumer-directed care program in North Carolina called the Community Alternatives Program (CAP). Included is a history of the CAP program in North Carolina and a description of the five principles of self determination:

  1. Freedom to lead a meaningful life in the community
  2. Authority over the use of public funds
  3. Support to organize resources in ways that are life-enhancing and meaningful
  4. Responsibility
  5. Confirmation of the important leadership role of the individual and his or her family

Also included is a comparison on how CAP Consumer-Direction differs from Traditional CAP in North Carolina.

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