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Residents regulated under these rules provide services specified by the individual service plan of each resident, including daily personal services.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.04" name="290-9-37-.04" title="290-9-37-.04">Rule 290-9-37-.04 Exemptions</a></h2> <P>These rules do not apply to the following facilities;</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Boarding homes or rooming houses that provide no personal services other than lodging and meals;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Facilities offering temporary or emergency shelter, such as those for the homeless or victims of family violence, respite homes serving persons for 30 days or less, or homes serving one person;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency receiving, evaluation, and treatment facilities that provide medical and nursing services and that are approved by the state and regulated under the more specific authorities;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Facilities providing residential services for federal, state, or local correctional institutions under the jurisdiction for the criminal justice system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hospices that serve terminally ill persons as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-7-172&amp;title=31#31-7-172(3)" target="_newtab">31-7-172(3)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Therapeutic substance abuse treatment facilities and residences that are not intended to be an individual's permanent residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Group residences organized by or for persons who choose to live independently and mange their own care and who share the cost of service including but not limited to attendant care, transportation, rent utilities, and food preparation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Charitable organizations providing shelter and other services without charging any fee to the resident and without billing other agencies for services provided.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Residences in which a person lives with his or her family;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Residences in which a person lives under his or her own lease or warranty deed, in which the agency providing services do not manage the person's residence and the resident is not required to move when the agency providing services is changed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Apartments or other clustered residential arrangements where staff is available that are developed as permanent housing for adults with mental illness, in which each person lives within his or her residential arrangement with immediate support of staff; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.04(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personal care homes as defined in Chapter 290-5-35.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.05" name="290-9-37-.05" title="290-9-37-.05">Rule 290-9-37-.05 Definitions</a></h2> <P>In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the words, phrases and symbols set forth herein shall mean the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Administrator" means the manager designated by the governing body as responsible for overall operations of the Community Living Arrangement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Applicant" means: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the Community Living Arrangement is owned by a sole proprietorship, the individual proprietor shall be the applicant for the license, complete the statement of responsibility and serve as the licensee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the Community Living Arrangement is owned by a partnership, the general partners shall be the applicant for the license, complete the statement of responsibility and serve as the licensee;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the Community Living Arrangement is owned by an association or limited liability company (LLC), the governing body of the association or LLC shall authorize the application for the license and complete the statement of responsibility and the association shall serve as the licensee; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When the Community Living Arrangement is owned by a corporation, the governing body of the corporation shall authorize the application for the license and complete the statement of responsibility and the corporation shall serve as the licensee.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Biomedical waste" as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-8-22&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-8-22</a>(1.1) means, in relevant part, pathological waste, sharps, chemotherapy waste, discarded medical equipment and parts, not including expendable supplies and materials that have been contaminated and have not been decontaminated, as further defined in Rule <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Rules and Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=391-3-4-.15&amp;title=391#" target="_newtab">391-3-4-.15</a>, and other such waste materials;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Capacity" means the physical and mental capability of an individual as determined by health care professionals through clinical evaluation, observation, interview, or other assessments;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Chemical restraint" means drugs that are administered to manage a resident's behavior in a way that reduces the safety risk to the resident or others; that have the temporary effect of restricting the resident's freedom of movement; and that are not a standard treatment for the resident's medical or psychiatric condition;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Choice" means following the preferences of residents served concerning decisions about the residential environment and daily activities to the extent possible;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Community Living Arrangement" means any residence, whether operated for profit or not, that undertakes through its ownership or management to provide or arrange for the provision of daily personal services, supports, care, or treatment exclusively for two or more adults who are not related to the owner or administrator by blood or marriage and whose residential services are financially supported, in whole or in part, by funds designated through the Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases. A Community Living Arrangement is also referred to as a "residence";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Criminal record" means: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conviction of a crime; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Arrest, charge, and sentencing for a crime where: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A plea of nolo contendere was entered to the charge; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> First offender treatment without adjudication of guilt pursuant to the charge was granted; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjudication or sentence was otherwise withheld or not entered on the charge; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(h)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Arrest and being charged for a crime if the charge is pending, unless the time for prosecuting such crime has expired pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=17-3-1&amp;title=17&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">17-3-1</a><I>et seq.</I></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Criminal history background check" means a search of appropriate records to obtain criminal background information on an owner of a business or agency licensed as a community living arrangement or seeking licensure as a community living arrangement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Human Resources of the State of Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Director" means the chief administrator, executive officer or manager.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Disaster preparedness plan" means a written document that identifies potential hazards or events that, should they occur, would cause an emergency situation at the Community Living Arrangement and that proposes, for each identified emergency situation, a course of action so as to minimize the threat to the health and safety of the residents within the Community Living Arrangement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Fingerprint criminal history record check" means the satisfactory or unsatisfactory determination by the Management Actions and Appeals Section of the Office of Human Resources Management of the Department of Human Resources based upon a criminal history record check comparison of Georgia Crime Information Center data with fingerprints and other information, as specified in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=49-2-14&amp;title=49#49-2-14(b)" target="_newtab">49-2-14(b)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Governing body" means the board of trustees, partnership, corporation, association, agency, entity, or person or group of persons who maintain and control the residence and who are legally responsible for the operation of the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Health care professional" means a physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, psychologist, social worker, physical therapist, audiologist, or speech pathologist providing professional services, within the scope of his or her practice as authorized by Georgia law, and participating in the care of the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "License" means the permit issued by the Department to operate a Community Living Arrangement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Individual service plan" or "ISP" means a comprehensive written plan of care which specifies services, supports, care, or treatment required to assist the resident in achieving self-sufficiency and community integration and maintaining a satisfactory quality of life;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Legal guardian" means a duly appointed person who is authorized to act, within the scope of the authority granted under the legal guardian's appointment, on behalf of a resident who is adjudicated incapacitated;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Mechanical restraint" means a device attached or adjacent to the resident's body that he or she cannot easily remove that restricts freedom of movement or normal access to his or her body and that is not used for a therapeutic purpose. Mechanical restraint may also be referred to as "physical restraint";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Medical protection device" and "adaptive support device" mean devices that may restrain movement but are applied for protection from injury or to support or correct the body alignment of the person, are required for the treatment of the person's physical condition, and may be used only as treatment interventions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Medical services" means services that may be provided by a person licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the O.C.G.A.;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Non-family adult" means a person 18 years of age or older who is not related by blood within the third degree of consanguinity or by marriage to the person responsible for the management of the Community Living Arrangement or to a member of the governing body;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nursing services" means those services that may be rendered by a person licensed under the Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-1&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-26-1</a><I>et seq.</I>, or the Georgia Practical Nurses Practice Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-30&amp;title=43&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">43-26-30</a><I>et seq.</I>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Owner" means any individual or any person affiliated with a corporation, partnership, or association with 10 percent or greater ownership interest in a business or agency providing community living arrangement services and who: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(x)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purports to or exercises authority of an owner in the business or agency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(x)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applies to operate or operates the business or agency; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(x)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Enters into a contract to acquire ownership of such a business or agency.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(y)">(y)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Personal restraint" means the application of physical force, without the use of any device, for the purpose of restricting the free movement of a resident's body. Personal restraint does not include briefly holding a resident without undue force in order to calm or comfort the resident or holding a resident's hand to safely escort the resident from one area to another;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(z)">(z)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Personal services" means provision of services, on a daily basis, that include, but are not limited to, individual assistance with or supervision of medications, ambulation and transfer, and essential activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(aa)">(aa)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Plan of correction" means a written plan in response to a report of deficiencies in meeting rules and regulations of the Department of Human Resources, which states what the residence will do, and when, to correct each of the violations identified;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(bb)">(bb)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Quiet time" means the restriction of a resident for a period of time to a designated area, from which the resident is not physically prevented from leaving, for the purpose of providing the resident an opportunity to regain self-control;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(cc)">(cc)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Records check application" means two sets of classifiable fingerprints, a records search fee to be established by the department by rule and regulation, payable in such form as the department may direct to cover the cost of a fingerprint records check, and an affidavit by the applicant disclosing the nature and date of any arrest, charge, or conviction of the applicant for the violation of any law; except for motor vehicle parking violations, whether or not the violation occurred in this state, and such additional information as the department may require.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(dd)">(dd)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Representative" means an individual, selected by a resident to receive notices of admission, discharge, transfer, or significant change in condition of the resident and to otherwise advocate for the well-being of the resident. In the event that the resident is unable because of capacity to select a representative, a representative shall be selected from the following persons in the order of listing: legal guardian; spouse; adult child; parent; attorney; adult next of kin; or adult friend. The representative's power to act on behalf of the resident under these rules shall be completely consistent with the definition of representative under Georgia law as it may be amended from time to time;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(ee)">(ee)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Resident" means any non-family adult living in a Community Living Arrangement and receiving services, supports, care, or treatment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(ff)">(ff)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Responsible staff person" means the employee designated by the administrator or site manager as responsible for supervising the operation of the residence during periods of temporary absence of the site manager;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(gg)">(gg)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Satisfactory criminal history background check determination" means a written determination that a person for whom a records check was performed was found to have no criminal record which indicates an arrest, charge or conviction of a covered crime as outlined in the current or amended Department of Human Resources Policy #504, if applicable, or as outlined in O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=49-2-14.1&amp;title=49&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">49-2-14.1</a><I>et seq.</I>, if applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(hh)">(hh)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Seclusion" means the involuntary confinement of a resident alone in a room or an area from which the resident is physically prevented from leaving;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Site manager" means the person directly responsible for the operations of a particular residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(jj)">(jj)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Standard precautions" means activities designed to reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms from both recognized and unrecognized sources of infection. Standard precautions apply to: blood; all body fluids, secretions, and excretions, except sweat, regardless of whether they contain visible blood; skin that is not intact; and mucous membranes; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(kk)">(kk)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Supports, care, or treatment" means specific services that are provided to the resident in the Community Living Arrangement, coordinated by the administrator as necessary, or reasonably requested by the resident and that include but are not limited to: mental health services, habilitation, rehabilitation, social services, medical, dental, and other health care services, education, financial management, legal services, vocational services, transportation, recreational and leisure activities, and other services required to meet a resident's needs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.05(ll)">(ll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Unsatisfactory criminal history background check determination" means a written determination that a person for whom a records check was performed has a criminal record which indicates an arrest, charge or conviction of one of the covered crimes as outlined in the current or amended Department of Human Resources Policy #504, if applicable, or as outlined in O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=49-2-14.1&amp;title=49&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">49-2-14.1</a><I>et seq.</I>, if applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.06" name="290-9-37-.06" title="290-9-37-.06">Rule 290-9-37-.06 Governing Body</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and with applicable standards, regulations, and administrative rules of the Department of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall identify in its application the name of the administrator who has been designated as responsible for the overall management of its Community Living Arrangements and for carrying out the rules and policies adopted by the governing body.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall ensure that no member of the governing body, administration, staff associated with the Community Living Arrangement or affiliated Community Living Arrangements, or family member of staff serves as the representative or legal guardian for a resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall ensure that no member of the governing body, administration, staff associated with or affiliated with the Community Living Arrangement, or family member of staff causes, encourages, or persuades any resident to name any person affiliated with the Community Living Arrangement as outlined herein as a beneficiary under a will, trust, or life insurance policy. The governing body shall investigate the circumstances associated with any such gift to verify that such gift is knowingly and voluntarily made and not the result of any coercion. Where such gift is not voluntarily made, the governing body shall notify appropriate law enforcement authorities and any legal representative of the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall ensure that no member of the governing body, administration, staff associated with or affiliated with the Community Living Arrangement, or family member of staff takes out or otherwise secures a life insurance policy on any resident or former resident.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.07" name="290-9-37-.07" title="290-9-37-.07">Rule 290-9-37-.07 Administration, Criminal History Background Checks</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to being issued a license, each residence shall develop written policies and procedures outlining the responsibilities of the governing body of the Community Living Arrangement and of the residents that ensure compliance with these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of the Community Living Arrangement shall ensure that the policies and procedures are developed and followed in accordance with these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The policies and procedures of the governing body shall include, but may not be limited to, the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the services the residence intends to provide;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence ensures that it does not admit or retain persons who require more care than the residence can provide;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence guarantees the rights of residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence supervises medications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for reporting and investigating abuse, neglect, exploitation, incidents, accidents, injuries, and changes in a resident's condition, including death;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence handles admissions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for discharge and immediate transfers;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How refunds are handled when a resident is transferred, is discharged, or dies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expectations regarding cooperative living;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The quality assurance procedures that shall be used to maintain or improve the quality of care and services provided to the residents, including indicators of performance that shall be routinely measured and evaluated. At a minimum, the residence shall include as an indicator to be measured and improved, as necessary, any injury to a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence will ensure that staff are trained; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(3)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> How the residence handles acts committed by staff or residents that are inconsistent with policies of the residence.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement administrator shall designate a qualified staff member as the responsible staff person to act on his or her behalf and to carry out his or her duties in the administrator's absence. Residents of the Community Living Arrangement may not serve as the responsible staff person.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personnel shall be assigned duties consistent with their position, training, and experience and with the requirements of Section .15 of these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each residence shall have a written plan that effectively addresses the Community Living Arrangement's strategy for responding to the following emergency situations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local and widespread weather emergencies or natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, ice or snow storms, or floods;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Manmade disasters such as acts of terrorism and hazardous materials spills;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unanticipated interruption of service of utilities, including water, gas, or electricity, either within the facility or within a local or widespread area;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire, explosion, or other physical damage to the residence; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reporting the elopement of any disabled person from a Community Living Arrangement to local law enforcement within 30 minutes of the Community Living Arrangement staff receiving actual knowledge that such person is missing.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evacuation plan drills shall be held at each residence at least semiannually. The residence shall provide evidence that residents have participated in drills in anticipation of what might be expected to occur in Community Living Arrangements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have a telephone available for incoming and outgoing calls that is maintained in working order. The telephone must be accessible at all times for emergency use by staff and accessible to residents in a private location to make and receive personal calls.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criminal History Background Checks for Owners Required. Prior to the issuance of any new license, the owner of the business or agency applying for the license shall submit a records check application so as to permit the department to obtain a criminal history background check. An owner holding a valid license as a Community Living Arrangement provider prior to June 30, 2007 shall be required to submit a records check application at the request of the department. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An owner may not be required to submit a records check application if it is determined that the owner neither: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maintains an office at the location where services are provided to residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resides at a location where services are provided to residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has direct access to residents receiving care; nor</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provides direct personal supervision of personnel by being immediately available to provide assistance and direction during the time services are being provided.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In lieu of a records check application, the owner may submit evidence, satisfactory to the department, that within the immediately preceding 12 months the owner has received a satisfactory criminal history background check determination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A community living arrangement provider license shall not be issued, and any license issued shall be revoked where it has been determined that the owner has a criminal record which includes an arrest, charge or conviction for any of the following covered crimes, as outlined in O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=49-2-14.1&amp;title=49&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">49-2-14.1</a><I>et seq.</I>: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-5-1&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-5-1</a>, relating to murder and felony murder;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-5-21&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-5-21</a>, relating to aggravated assault;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-5-24&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-5-24</a>, relating to aggravated battery;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-5-70&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-5-70</a>, relating to cruelty to children;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-5-100&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-5-100</a>, relating to cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-1&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-1</a>, relating to rape;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-2&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-2</a>, relating to aggravated sodomy;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-4&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-4</a>, relating to child molestation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-5&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-5</a>, relating to enticing a child for indecent purposes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-5.1&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-5.1</a>, relating to sexual assault against persons in custody, detained persons, or patients in hospitals or other institutions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-6-22.2&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-6-22.2</a>, relating to aggravated sexual battery;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=16-8-41&amp;title=16#" target="_newtab">16-8-41</a>, relating to armed robbery;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A violation of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=30-5-8&amp;title=30#" target="_newtab">30-5-8</a>, relating to abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a disabled adult or elder person; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(c)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other offense committed in another jurisdiction that, if committed in this state, would be deemed to be a crime listed in this paragraph without regard to its designation elsewhere.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An owner with a valid community living arrangement license issued on or before June 30, 2007 who has received an unsatisfactory criminal records check determination which includes one of the listed crimes above, shall not have the license revoked prior to a hearing being held before a hearing officer pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(9)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If at any time the department has reason to believe an owner holding a valid license has been arrested, charged or convicted of any of the crimes listed above, the department shall require the owner to submit a records check application immediately for determination of whether a revocation action is necessary.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criminal History Background Checks for Directors and Employees Required. Prior to working in a Community Living Arrangement, a potential employee is required to obtain a Georgia Crime Information Center state criminal history record check comparison of data with information other than fingerprints done through local law enforcement authorities. At the time of hiring, the Community Living Arrangement shall submit two sets of fingerprints for the staff member and the director to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for a fingerprint criminal history record check. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person with an unsatisfactory criminal history background check determination may not serve as a director of a licensed Community Living Arrangement if it is determined that such person has a criminal record which indicates an arrest, charge or conviction of any of the covered crimes outlined in the current or amended Department of Human Resources Policy #504.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.07(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the determination of a fingerprint criminal history background check is unsatisfactory, the Community Living Arrangement shall take the necessary steps to ensure that such staff member is no longer an employee.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.08" name="290-9-37-.08" title="290-9-37-.08">Rule 290-9-37-.08 Minimum Floor Plan Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall be constructed, arranged, and maintained so as to provide adequately for the health, safety, access, and well-being of the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement shall provide for common living space and private sleeping areas. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The living and sleeping areas for a given resident shall be within the same building.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Windows used for ventilation to the outside and exterior doors used for ventilation shall be screened and in good repair.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supportive devices shall be installed as necessary to enable residents to achieve a greater degree of mobility and safety from falling.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All residences shall provide an area for use by residents and visitors that affords privacy.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There must be common space, such as living and dining rooms, for use by the residents without restriction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Common areas of the residence must be large enough to accommodate all residents without crowding. The areas must be comfortably furnished.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The residence shall provide a means of locked storage for the valuables or personal belongings of any resident, upon request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall provide laundering facilities on the premises for resident's personal laundry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following minimum standards for bedrooms must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedrooms shall have sufficient space to accommodate without crowding the resident, the resident's belongings, and the minimum furniture of bed, dresser, and closet;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no more than one resident per bedroom unless adequate bedroom space is available for two residents to accommodate without crowding the residents, their belongings, and their beds, dressers, and closets;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each bedroom shall have at least one window;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedrooms for residents shall be separated from halls, corridors and other rooms by floor to ceiling walls. Hallways shall not be used for sleeping;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The floor plan shall be such that no person other than the occupant of that bedroom shall pass through a bedroom in order to reach another room;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedrooms occupied by residents shall have doors that can be closed. For bedrooms that have locks on doors, both the occupant and staff must be provided with keys to ensure easy entry. Double-cylinder locks (locks requiring a key on both sides) may not be used on the bedroom of a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A room shall not be used as a bedroom where more than one-half the room height is below ground level. Bedrooms which are partially below ground level shall have adequate natural light and ventilation and be provided with two useful means of egress; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(8)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a resident is discharged, the room and its contents shall be thoroughly cleaned.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following minimum standards apply to bathroom facilities: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least one functional toilet, lavatory, and bathing or showering facility shall be provided for each four persons residing in a Community Living Arrangement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least one fully handicap accessible bathroom must be available if any resident requires handicap access;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grab bars and non-skid surfacing or strips shall be installed in all showers and bath areas, as required by the needs of the residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bathrooms and toilet facilities shall have a window that can be opened or shall have forced ventilation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Toilets, bathtubs, and showers shall provide for individual privacy; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(9)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All plumbing and bathroom fixtures shall be maintained in good working order at all times and shall present a clean and sanitary appearance.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All stairways and ramps shall have sturdy handrails, securely fastened not less than 30 inches nor more than 34 inches above the center of the tread. Exterior stairways, decks, and porches shall have handrails on the open sides unless the surface of the deck or porch is so close to ground level that it does not pose a significant risk of injury to the resident to fall from the deck or porch.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Floor coverings shall be intact, safely secured, and free of any hazard that may cause tripping.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All areas including hallways and stairs shall be lighted sufficiently.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following exterior conditions must be maintained: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Entrances and exits, sidewalks, and escape routes shall be maintained free of any obstructions that would impede leaving the residence quickly in the case of fire or other emergency. All such entrances and exits, sidewalks, and escape routes shall be kept free of any hazards such as ice, snow, or debris;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(13)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The yard area, if applicable, shall be kept free of all hazards, nuisances, refuse, and litter; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.08(13)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The residence must have its house number displayed so as to be easily visible from the street.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.09" name="290-9-37-.09" title="290-9-37-.09">Rule 290-9-37-.09 Furnishings and Fixtures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnishings of the residents in the living room, bedroom, and dining room, including furnishings provided by the resident, shall be maintained in good condition, intact, and functional.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Furnishings and housekeeping standards shall be such that a residence presents a clean and orderly appearance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where a resident does not choose to provide furnishings for his or her own use, the Community Living Arrangement shall pro- vide the following bedroom furnishings based on safety and personal choice: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An adequate closet or wardrobe;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lighting fixtures sufficient for reading and other activities;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bureau, dresser, or the equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A mirror appropriate for grooming;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A standard, non-portable bed measuring at least 36 inches wide and 72 inches long with comfortable springs and a clean mattress. The mattress shall be not less than five-inches thick, or four inches if of a synthetic construction. Couples may request a double bed when available; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedding for each resident, including two sheets, a pillow, a pillowcase, a minimum of one blanket and bedspread. A residence shall maintain a linen supply for not less than twice the bed capacity.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall provide to each resident clean towels and washcloths at least twice weekly and more often if soiled. The residence shall provide sufficient bed linen so that all beds may be changed at least weekly and more often if soiled.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provision shall be made for assisting a resident to personalize the bedroom by allowing the use of his or her own furniture if so desired and by mounting or hanging pictures on bedroom walls.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.10" name="290-9-37-.10" title="290-9-37-.10">Rule 290-9-37-.10 Temperature Conditions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The temperature throughout the residence shall be maintained by a central heating system or its equivalent at ranges that are consistent with individual health needs of residents. No resident shall be in any area of the residence that falls below 65 degrees Fahrenheit or that exceeds 85 degrees Fahrenheit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mechanical cooling devices shall be made available for use in those areas of the building used by residents when inside temperatures exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.11" name="290-9-37-.11" title="290-9-37-.11">Rule 290-9-37-.11 Physical Plant Health and Safety Standards</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Community Living Arrangement shall provide a safe and healthy home for its residents, and where subject to fire and safety standards promulgated by the Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner, such Community Living Arrangement shall be in compliance with those standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Community Living Arrangement shall comply and remain in compliance with any and all local ordinances for fire safety in residences of that size and function. Private quarters shall be maintained in such a manner as to comply with fire safety codes and not threaten the health or safety of residents. In the absence of or in addition to any such local ordinances, the following requirements shall be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Wall-mounted electric outlets and lamps or light fixtures shall be maintained in a safe and operational condition;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cooking appliances shall be suitably installed in accordance with approved safety practices;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Space heaters shall not be used;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire screens and protective devices shall be used with fireplaces, stoves, and heaters;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sufficient AC powered smoke detectors, with battery backup, shall be in place and, when activated, shall initiate an alarm that is audible in the sleeping rooms. Strobe alarms shall be used when required by the needs of the resident, e.g., for hearing impaired persons;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If natural gas or heating oil is used to heat the residence, or if a wood-burning fireplace is in the residence, the residence shall be protected with carbon monoxide detectors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each residence must have at least one charged, 5 lb. multipurpose ABC fire extinguisher on each occupied floor and in the basement that shall be readily accessible. These extinguishers shall be checked annually by a fire safety technician and monthly by the staff of the Community Living Arrangement to ensure they are charged and in operable condition; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exterior doors shall be equipped with locks that do not require keys to open the door from the inside.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire drills shall be conducted every month at alternating times and shifts. At least two drills per calendar year shall be during sleeping hours. All fire drills shall be documented with staffing involved. The Department maintains the right to require an immediate demonstration of a fire drill during any on-site visit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require an appropriate fire safety inspection of any Community Living Arrangement at any time, including, but not limited to, when the physical plant undergoes a substantial change, such as repairs, renovations, or additions, or the Department has reason to believe that residents are at risk. Further, if the Department determines that a substantial increase in the amount of personal assistance is being offered to residents, a repeat fire safety inspection may be required. The residence shall correct all fire safety violations identified in the inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Water and sewage systems shall meet applicable federal, state, and local standards and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Floors, walls, and ceilings shall be kept clean and in good repair.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Kitchen and bathroom areas shall be cleaned with disinfectant and maintained to ensure cleanliness and sanitation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The storage and disposal of biomedical wastes and hazardous wastes shall comply with applicable federal and state rules and standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The storage and disposal of garbage, trash, and waste shall be accomplished in a manner that will not permit the transmission of disease, create a nuisance, or provide a breeding place for insects or rodents. Waste shall be removed from the kitchen as necessary and from the premises at least weekly.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures for the prevention of infestation by insects, rodents, or other vermin or vectors shall be maintained and conducted in a manner that continually protects the health of residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pets living at the residence shall meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No vicious animals shall be kept at the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All pets shall have a current inoculation for rabies as required by law;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(11)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exotic animals shall be obtained from federally approved sources; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(11)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Parrots, cockatoos, macaws, and other psittacine birds shall be domestic birds or USDA inspected and banded and must be free of disease.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Poisons, caustics, and other dangerous materials shall be stored in clearly labeled and appropriate containers, safeguarded in an area away from medication storage areas and from food preparation and storage areas and secured as required by the capacity of the residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall be equipped and maintained so as to provide a sufficient amount of hot water for the use of residents. Heated water provided for use of residents shall not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit at the hot water fixture, unless a cooler temperature is required by the needs of the individual. A water temperature monitor or a scald valve shall be installed where necessary to ensure the safety of the residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following evacuation requirements must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Residents who need assistance with ambulation shall be provided bedrooms that have access to a ground-level exit to the outside or provided bedrooms above ground level that have access to exits with easily negotiable ramps or easily accessible lifts;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(14)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be established procedures and mechanisms for alerting and caring for residents in case of emergencies and for evacuating them to safety. An evacuation plan with clear instructions shall be available within each residence. Each sleeping room shall have a secondary exit, which may be a door or a window usable for escape;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(14)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement serving a resident dependent upon a wheelchair or other mechanical device for mobility shall provide at least two (2) exits from the Community Living Arrangement, remote from each other, that are accessible to the residents; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.11(14)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be clearly accessible route(s) for emergencies throughout the residence.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.12" name="290-9-37-.12" title="290-9-37-.12">Rule 290-9-37-.12 Supplies</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The residence shall have a supply of first-aid materials available for use. This supply shall include, at a minimum, band aids, antiseptic, gauze, tape, and a thermometer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall ensure that toilet tissue is available for use at each commode.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hand-washing facilities provided in both kitchen and bathroom areas shall include hot and cold running water, soap, and clean towels.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.13" name="290-9-37-.13" title="290-9-37-.13">Rule 290-9-37-.13 Services</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Community Living Arrangement shall provide room, meals, and services that are commensurate with the needs of the residents. Services shall be provided by appropriately qualified staff members designated by the Community Living Arrangement administrator. Intensity of services required by each resident shall be noted in the individual services plan for each resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall ensure that each resident has either an individual service plan or a course of action written by an appropriate licensed health care professional that specifies the medical, physical, behavioral, and social needs of the resident and the services, supports, care, or treatment that the resident will receive from the Community Living Arrangement. The individual service plan or course of action shall contain at least the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identified areas of life in which the resident requires services, supports, care, or treatment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Goals, outcomes, or what is expected to be achieved through the services, supports, care, or treatment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Objectives or what the resident will do to achieve the goal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Interventions or what services, supports, care, or treatment will be carried out by staff to achieve the goal, including the name or title of staff responsible for the intervention and the frequency of the intervention; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Indicators that will signify the need for decrease or increase in intensity of services. The individual service plan shall reflect the preferences of the resident as well as perspectives from those individuals or agencies participating in the services, supports, care, or treatment of the resident. The ISP shall reflect both formal (paid) and informal services, supports, care, or treatment, as appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personal hygiene assistance shall be given to those residents who are unable to keep themselves neat and clean.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement administrator or his or her designee shall teach each resident the techniques of "Standard Precautions," as appropriate to the resident's ability, or shall support each resident in the performance of the techniques of "Standard Precautions," including washing his or her hands thoroughly after toileting, sneezing, or any other activity during which the resident's hands may become contaminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Community Living Arrangement shall offer a range of social, recreational, and educational activities as required to meet the needs and preferences of each resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The routine of the residence shall be such that a resident may spend the majority of his or her non-sleeping hours out of the bedroom if he or she so chooses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall not restrict a resident's free access to common areas of the residence or to the resident's own bedroom unless the rationale for not meeting this requirement is documented in the individual service plan of the resident, which justifies that exceptions are based on the needs of the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.13(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement administrator or his or her designee shall be available to any person within the Community Living Arrangement, including each resident, in the event of an emergency.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.14" name="290-9-37-.14" title="290-9-37-.14">Rule 290-9-37-.14 Staffing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall have as many qualified and trained employees on duty as shall be needed to safeguard properly the health, safety, and welfare of residents and ensure the provision of services the residents require to be delivered in the Community Living Arrangement. The Community Living Arrangement must maintain a staffing ratio sufficient to ensure that all residents can be evacuated from the residence within three minutes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If residents are in the residence and staff are not present within the residence, the individual service plan for each resident must support evidence of assessment regarding capacity to be independent within the residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Community Living Arrangements must maintain a monthly plan for specific staff coverage in advance of the month, a record of actual staff coverage, and a plan for provision of all required services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purposes of these rules, a resident shall not be considered a staff person in the residence in which they live. The Community Living Arrangement shall not require any resident to perform tasks that are ordinarily considered staff responsibilities, unless there is documentation in the individual service plan of the resident, or elsewhere, that indicates that participation of the resident is voluntary and appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.15" name="290-9-37-.15" title="290-9-37-.15">Rule 290-9-37-.15 Personnel</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrator for the Community Living Arrangement shall be at least 21 years of age and shall be qualified by training and experience to operate competently the Community Living Arrangement in accordance with these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff members working in Community Living Arrangements shall be at least 18 years of age and shall be able and qualified by training or experience to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the job competently.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrator for the Community Living Arrangement agency or residence shall ensure that any staff member who interacts with residents, under contract or otherwise, receives work-related training acceptable to the Department. At no time may a staff member be allowed to work alone with residents until all minimum required training has been completed, including documented evidence of that staff member's competence in each topic area. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to having any contact with residents, each staff member shall be trained and show continuing evidence of competence in: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rights and responsibilities of residents according to these rules; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements that staff recognize and immediately report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any resident or former resident to the Department and to appropriate law enforcement agencies.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before working independently with residents, each staff member shall be trained and show continuing evidence of competence in: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The medical, physical, behavioral, and social needs and characteristics of the residents served, including training regarding care required to meet the specific needs of each resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ethics and cultural competence and appropriateness;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Techniques of de-escalation and techniques to prevent behavioral crises;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire safety and emergency evacuation procedures;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Techniques of Standard Precautions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Policies and procedures for the use of personal restraint, quiet time, and medical protection devices and adaptive support devices; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medications of residents, including risks and benefits.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each staff member shall have current certification in emergency first aid, except where the staff member is a currently licensed physician, physician's assistant, or nurse.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each staff member shall have current certification in basic cardiac life support (BCLS) or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff members who offer direct care to residents must satisfactorily complete a total of at least 16 hours of continuing education per year in curriculum related to the needs of the residents or to the responsibilities of the position.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff members who offer direct care to any resident shall be responsible for maintaining awareness of each resident's usual appearance and condition and shall take appropriate action if a change in the resident's usual appearance or condition occurs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrator and each staff member of a Community Living Arrangement shall have received a tuberculosis screening within 12 months prior to employment (or initial application for licensure or being issued a license for the residence) to ensure that those persons are free of tuberculosis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An employment history for the five most recent years, including previous places of work, contact names, and contact telephone numbers, for each staff member shall be verified by the Community Living Arrangement administrator and shall be maintained on file at the agency operating the Community Living Arrangement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A personnel file shall be maintained for each staff member. These files shall be available for inspection by the appropriate enforcement authorities on the premises but shall otherwise be maintained to protect the confidentiality of the information contained in them, and shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of a Georgia Crime Information Center state criminal history record check comparison of data with information other than fingerprints done through local law enforcement authorities and a satisfactory fingerprint criminal history background check;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of satisfactory screening for tuberculosis;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of first aid and BCLS training and recertification as required; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of required training and competency evaluations, including evidence of 16 hours of continuing education annually.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.15(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No administrator or staff member shall be under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances while on duty.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.16" name="290-9-37-.16" title="290-9-37-.16">Rule 290-9-37-.16 Admission</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Community Living Arrangements shall not admit or retain a resident whose care requirements are beyond that which the residence is able to support.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement administrator or his or her designee shall conduct a complete review of all medical, physical, behavioral, and social health documentation as part of the personal interview process. If the individual is not currently enrolled in another Division of MHDDAD funded service, or if documentation is not available, an appropriate health care professional shall conduct an assessment of the individual to assist the administrator or his or her designee in determining whether the Community Living Arrangement can meet the individual's needs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement administrator shall conduct an interview with the individual requesting services and, as authorized by the individual, the individual's legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, to ascertain that the residence can meet the individual's needs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrator or site manager shall require the individual to provide the residence with a report of a physical examination from a licensed physician or other health care professional authorized by law dated within 12 months prior to the date of admission. Additionally, the report shall indicate that the individual shall be free of signs or symptoms of any infectious disease that is likely to be transmitted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The results of a satisfactory screening for tuberculosis of the individual by a health care professional or licensed practical nurse authorized by law dated within 12 months prior to the date of admission shall be documented in the individual's file prior to admission.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.16(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall not provide residential services to individuals whose services are not authorized and reimbursed, in whole or in part, by the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases of the Department of Human Resources.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.17" name="290-9-37-.17" title="290-9-37-.17">Rule 290-9-37-.17 Admission Agreement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A written admission agreement shall be entered into between the governing body and the resident. Such agreement shall be signed by a representative of the Community Living Arrangement, the resident, and the resident's legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, and shall contain the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A statement of all services to be delivered, all associated fees or charges and how fees or charges shall be assessed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A statement that the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, shall be informed, in writing, at least 60 days prior to changes in charges or services;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A statement of the residence's refund policy when a resident is transferred, is discharged, or dies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A statement about the responsibility assumed, if any, by the Community Living Arrangement for the resident's valuables and other personal belongings; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of expectations regarding cooperative living, which must be in writing, with evidence of review by the resident and the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any. Expectations regarding cooperative living may not violate the rights and responsibilities of the resident enumerated in Section .19 of these rules. Expectations shall include, but not be limited to, a statement about sharing of common space and other resources, expectations regarding the use of tobacco and alcohol, and explanation regarding items, if any, prohibited by the Community Living Arrangement.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident, prior to the execution of the admissions agreement, shall have an opportunity to read the agreement. In the event that a resident is unable to read the agreement, the administrator or site manager shall take special steps to ensure communication of its contents to the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.17(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, shall each be given a photocopy of the signed agreement. A photocopy shall be retained in the file of the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.18" name="290-9-37-.18" title="290-9-37-.18">Rule 290-9-37-.18 Resident Files and Information</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual file shall be maintained for each resident. Personal information shall be treated as confidential and shall not be disclosed except to the resident and his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any. The file shall be disclosed to an authorized agent of the Department or others to whom written authorization is given by the resident or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any. The file shall be made available, upon request, for inspection and copy to the Department and to the resident or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the primary file for the resident is kept at a location other than the Community Living Arrangement, information maintained within the residence shall be sufficient in order to allow staff to respond to residents' emergencies and shall include the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identifying information including name, social security number, and date of birth;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name, address, and telephone number of next of kin, representative or legal guardian, if any, or representative payee and any court order or written document designating the representative or legal guardian, if any, of the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name, address, and telephone number and relationship of the person to be contacted in the event of an emergency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name, address, and telephone number of the resident's physician, hospital and pharmacy of choice;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A record of all monies and other valuables entrusted to the residence for safekeeping. A receipt for same shall be provided to the resident or his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, at the time of admission and at any time thereafter when the resident acquires additional property and wishes to entrust such property to the residence for safekeeping;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Health information, including all health appraisals, diagnoses, prescribed diets, medications, and physician's instructions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An inventory of or system for marking and identifying all personal items brought to the residence by the residents. The inventory may be updated upon request at any time. Such inventory or marking requirement may be waived by the resident or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of resident rights and responsibilities including all rights and responsibilities enumerated in Section .19 of these rules, or a statement asserting that the resident has a copy of such rights and responsibilities signed by the resident or his or her representative or legal guardian, if any;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A photocopy of the signed admission agreement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of a living will and durable power of attorney for health care, if any. Original documents shall remain within possession of the resident or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the resident's individual service plan, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A summary of any incident, accident, or adverse change in the condition of the resident, including follow-up and notifications.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.18(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A written record reflecting the services, supports, care, or treatment, as applicable, provided to the resident shall be maintained in chronological order by the Community Living Arrangement.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.19" name="290-9-37-.19" title="290-9-37-.19">Rule 290-9-37-.19 Residents Rights</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rules and Regulations for Clients' Rights, Chapter 290-4-9 shall be followed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Residents shall have the following rights concerning the community ombudsman program currently being operated by the State Long-term Care Ombudsman: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All residents shall have the right to complain to the state or community ombudsman designated by the Department to receive, investigate, refer, and attempt to resolve such complaints concerning any act, omission to act, practice, policy, or procedure that may adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of any resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident shall have the right to participate in planning any course of action to be taken on his or her behalf by the designated state or community ombudsman, and the resident shall have the right to approve or disapprove any proposed action to be taken on his or her behalf by such ombudsman;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident shall have the right to report to the designated state or community ombudsman any suspicion that a resident of a Community Living Arrangement is being, or has been, abused, neglected, exploited, or abandoned or is in a condition which is the result of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment. Where the subject of the investigation involves suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a resident, the resident shall have the right to communicate with the designated state or community ombudsman in a private and confidential setting notwithstanding any objection by the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident shall have the right to confidentiality of his or her identity with respect to any investigation conducted by the designated state or community ombudsman. The identity of any complainant, resident on whose behalf a complaint is made, or individual providing information on behalf of the resident or complainant relevant to the investigation of a complaint shall be confidential and may be disclosed only with the express permission of such person or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident shall have the right to be free from discrimination and retaliation due to any complaint or report made to the designated state or community ombudsman. No Community Living Arrangement shall discriminate or retaliate in any manner against any resident, his or her relative, or his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, any staff member of a Community Living Arrangement, or any other person because of the making of a complaint in good faith or providing of information in good faith to the designated state or community ombudsman.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement shall not infringe upon any resident's rights and shall ensure that residents may communicate privately and confidentially, individually or in groups, with the designated state or community ombudsman. A Community Living Arrangement shall cooperate fully with the designated state or community ombudsman.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At a minimum, the following rights shall be guaranteed and cannot be waived by the resident or his or her representative or legal guardian, if any: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall receive personal services, supports, care, or treatment, as applicable, which shall be adequate, appropriate, and in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations, without discrimination in the quality of service based on age, gender, race, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, or the source of payment for the services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No resident shall be punished or harassed by staff of the Community Living Arrangement, its agents, or its employees because of efforts by or on behalf of the resident to enforce his or her rights;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exercise the constitutional rights guaranteed to citizens of this state and the United States, including, but not limited to, the right to vote;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Choose activities and schedules consistent with interests and assessments of the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Interact with members of the community both inside and outside the Community Living Arrangement and to participate fully in the life of the community; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Make choices about aspects of his or her life in the residence that are significant to the resident;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to enjoy privacy in his or her bedroom. Staff, residents, and others shall respect this right by knocking on the door before entering the room of a resident. Each resident may associate and communicate privately with persons and groups of his or her choice. Persons served shall have the right of freedom from eavesdropping and the right to private and uncensored communication with anyone of the resident's choice;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the resident is married and the spouse is also a resident in the Community Living Arrangement, they shall be permitted to share a room unless they request otherwise;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall be treated with respect and given privacy in the provision of personal care. Each resident shall be accorded privacy and freedom for the use of bathrooms at all hours;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No religious belief or practice shall be imposed upon any resident. Residents shall be free to practice their religious beliefs as they choose. Each resident shall have the right to participate in social, religious, and community activities that do not interfere with the rights of other residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to be free from mental, verbal, sexual, and physical abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Each resident has the right to be free from actual or threatened mechanical or chemical restraint, isolation, seclusion, corporal punishment, or any disciplinary methods not specifically authorized by the ISP, including interference with the daily functions of living such as eating or sleeping;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to use, keep, and control his or her own personal property and possessions in the immediate living quarters, except to the extent as use of his or her property would interfere with the safety or health of other residents. Each resident shall have the right to reasonable safeguards for the protection and security of his or her personal property and possessions brought into the Community Living Arrangement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Community Living Arrangement shall permit access to residents by others who are visiting with the consent of the resident during mutually agreed upon times. Residents have the right to have visitors at mutually agreed upon times. Once the times are agreed upon, no prior notice is necessary. Each resident shall have the complete right to terminate any visit by any person who is visiting that resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have access to a telephone to make and receive personal calls, the phone number of which shall be made available to the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any. The resident shall also have the right to have a private telephone, at the expense of the resident. Telephones shall be placed in areas to ensure privacy without denying accessibility;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to manage his or her own financial affairs, including the right to keep and spend his or her own money unless that resident has been adjudicated incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction. Each resident shall have the right to be free from coercion to assign or transfer to the residence money, valuables, benefits, property, or anything of value other than payment for services rendered by the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to access a personal needs allowance as specified in the admission agreement to be distributed by the administrator, site manager, or staff person in the residence for the free use by the resident. The following conditions shall be met regarding the personal needs allowance: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(m)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The personal needs allowance shall be included as a charge for services to the account of each resident. The resident may waive the personal needs allowance by signing a written waiver upon admission or anytime thereafter. If, pursuant to an assessment of capacity by an appropriate health care professional, the resident cannot understand the purpose of money, the resident or his or her authorized representative under the law may waive the personal needs allowance by signing a written waiver upon admission or anytime thereafter. No allowance charge shall be assessed where the resident's legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, has signed a written waiver of the personal needs allowance. Such a waiver shall be kept in the resident's file;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(m)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The personal needs allowance shall not be intended or required to be used for purchasing necessary goods such as toilet paper, light bulbs, and supplies that the residence shall provide and shall in no way relieve the residence of the obligation to ensure that such necessary goods are available to the resident; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(m)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon written authorization of a resident or his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, the Community Living Arrangement must hold, safeguard, manage, and account for the personal funds of the resident deposited with the residence;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall also have the right to receive or reject medical care, dental care, or other services except as required by law or regulations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to choose and retain the services of a personal physician and any other health care professional or licensed practical nurse or service. No administrator or staff of the Community Living Arrangement shall interfere with the right of the resident to receive from his or her attending physician complete and current information concerning his or her diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Each resident and his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, shall have the right to be fully informed about the care of the resident and of any changes in that care and the right of access to all information in the resident's medical records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to fully participate in the planning of his or her care. Case discussion, consultation, and examination shall be confidential and conducted discreetly. A person who is not directly involved in the care of a resident may be present when care is being discussed or rendered only if he or she has the permission of the resident; provided, however, that authorized representatives of the Department shall have full access to the residence and all residents for purposes of ensuring compliance with these rules;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident who does not have a legal guardian with authority to admit, transfer, or discharge may choose to discharge or transfer himself or herself upon notification to the residence in conformance with the residence's policies and procedures;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to inspect his or her files and records upon request. Each resident shall have the right to make a copy of all files and records pertaining to the resident. Each resident has the right to confidential treatment of personal information in the resident's file;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to utilize all applicable complaint and grievance procedures. The telephone numbers for the regional MHDDAD office and for the Division of MHDDAD shall be posted and made known to all residents within the Community Living Arrangement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.19(4)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to access the appropriate ombudsman and the Office of Regulatory Services of the Department of Human Resources. The name, address, and telephone number of the ombudsman assigned to the residence and of the Office of Regulatory Services shall be posted in an accessible area of the residence.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.20" name="290-9-37-.20" title="290-9-37-.20">Rule 290-9-37-.20 Medications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All medications required by a resident in a Community Living Arrangement shall be administered appropriately and only in accordance with a physician's order. Where a resident does not have the capacity to self-administer the medications, a licensed nurse, physician's assistant, or other certified staff as determined by the Division of MHDDAD shall administer the medications.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding other provisions of these rules to the contrary, a staff member who is not a licensed nurse or physician's assistant may appropriately administer epinephrine for analphylactic reaction, insulin required for diabetes, suppositories for ameliorating serious seizure activity, and medications through a nebulizer under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall have written protocol for the administration of the medication as ordered by a physician for a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The staff shall have been trained by a licensed nurse or physician's assistant in the written protocol and proper technique for the administration of the medication as ordered by a physician for a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The written protocol and staff training shall be updated annually; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A licensed nurse or physician's assistant shall verify the training and ability of the unlicensed staff member by signing and dating a copy of the written protocol. The signed and dated copy shall be kept in the file of the staff member.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Responsibility for initial acquisition and refilling of prescribed medications shall be specifically assigned in the admission agreement to the resident, his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, or the Community Living Arrangement's designee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A resident who is not capable of fully independent self-administration of medication may be assisted and supervised in self-administration by staff to the following extent: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> He or she may be reminded of the time to take medication;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The medication regimen as indicated by the physician's order or commercially labeled container may be read to him or her;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The dosage he or she self-administers may be checked according to the physician's order or commercially labeled container; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> He or she may be physically assisted in pouring medication.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Over the counter drugs or dietary supplements, including vitamins and herbal supplements, shall be used by the resident under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the drug is not contraindicated by allergies or sensitivities of the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the drug is according to physician's order; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of the drug is documented on the medication administration record.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All medication shall be administered solely for the purpose of providing effective treatment. Medications shall not be used as punishment or for the convenience of staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Storage of medications. Medications shall be stored safely and appropriately monitored to prevent unauthorized use or access. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medications shall be stored under lock and key at all times whether kept by a resident or kept by the residence, except when required to be kept by the resident on his or her person due to need for frequent or emergency use, as determined by the physician. A key must be maintained within the residence and accessible to authorized staff at all times.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medication kept by a resident shall be stored in the resident's bedroom in a locked cabinet or other locked storage container, stored in a single-occupancy bedroom which is kept locked at all times, or stored in such a way as to make it inaccessible to others.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medications requiring refrigeration shall be stored separately from food. If a separate refrigerator is not available, these medications may be placed in a locked container in the same refrigerator in which food is stored. The temperature of the refrigerator shall be maintained between 36 degrees Fahrenheit and 41 degrees Fahrenheit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medications shall be properly labeled and handled in accordance with current accepted standards of practice. Outdated, mislabeled, or otherwise unusable medications shall not be available for resident use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff members providing supervision of self-administration of medications shall be trained by a licensed nurse or physician's assistant prior to supervising self-administration of medications. Documented evidence of training shall be kept within the staff member's personnel file. Staff competencies related to the supervision of self-administration of medications shall be tested and documented annually.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff training must include but may not be limited to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose of a resident's medications, including risks and benefits;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identifying and responding appropriately to adverse reactions to medications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Following physician's orders, including rationale for ensuring timely receipt of medications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documenting all medications, including vitamins and dietary and herbal supplements, taken by the resident on the Medication Administration Record (MAR);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documenting medications changed or discontinued by a physician;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proper storage of medication;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proper disposal of medication; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(10)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information about medication errors, error-prone situations, and strategies to prevent such medication errors and instructions on proper documentation and reporting of medication errors.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Community Living Arrangements shall have a written policy that specifies the procedures to be followed regarding oversight of medication. Such policy shall include but may not be limited to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency procedures such as the employees to be notified, the local poison information center telephone number, the person responsible for decision making, and the physician, clinic, emergency room, or comparable medical personnel to be contacted in the event of a medication emergency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures regarding management of medications including disposal of discontinued or out-of-date medications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions and procedures for documenting and reporting medication errors;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures to flag allergies and other critical information; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.20(11)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements for staff training.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.21" name="290-9-37-.21" title="290-9-37-.21">Rule 290-9-37-.21 Medical Protection Devices and Adaptive Support Devices</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medical protection devices and adaptive support devices are designed to facilitate and not impede the resident's participation in usual activities of daily living. Medical protection devices and adaptive support devices shall be used appropriately as treatment interventions only where less restrictive methods and devices have been evaluated and determined to be inappropriate and so documented.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where medical protection devices and adaptive support devices have been determined to be the least restrictive alternative in accordance with subparagraph (1) above, the following steps shall be taken prior to use: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An appropriate health care professional conducts an assessment, a copy of which shall be kept in the resident's file, that describes and supports the specific needs for the device(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An order shall be written by a physician for the use of the device and shall be filed in the resident's record. The order shall be for no longer than 180 days or six calendar months. The order shall include the type of device, the rationale for its use, the duration of its use, a plan for reduction in its use, and appropriate instructions for release and monitoring of its use. Reordering the device's use shall be preceded by the physician's physical examination of the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The proposed use of the device is discussed in advance with the resident and his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of the device shall be specifically authorized in the individual service plan; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff shall be trained in the application of the device and the care of the residents to whom they are applied.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A registered nurse, or other appropriate health care professional, shall personally assess the resident once per quarter, or more frequently as ordered by a physician, and shall document his or her findings in the file of the resident, including the resident's response to the use of the device.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Devices shall be: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Authorized specifically in a resident's ISP;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Kept clean and used only in ways which cause no physical harm to the resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fully inspected prior to use to ensure that they are in good repair and free from tears or protrusions that might cause injury; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Discontinued when no longer needed as a treatment intervention.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of medical protection devices and adaptive support devices shall be monitored by staff to ensure that the terms of the order are followed and the devices are used appropriately.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On an annual basis, training must be updated and staff must demonstrate competency in the application of medical protection devices and adaptive support devices as part of the training activities enumerated in Section .15 of these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.21(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Chemical restraints, mechanical restraints, and seclusion may not be used under any circumstances.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.22" name="290-9-37-.22" title="290-9-37-.22">Rule 290-9-37-.22 Use of Personal Restraints and Quiet Time</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall have and enforce effective procedures to minimize to the greatest extent possible the use of personal restraints. The use of personal restraints shall be specified in the individual service plan and shall be used as a safety intervention solely for the purposes of protecting the safety of the resident or other persons in the residence after a hierarchy of appropriate interventions have been utilized in the situation and the resident continues to be a danger to self or other persons in the residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to the use of personal restraints, Community Living Arrangements shall have evidence that an appropriate plan is in place in the event emergency care is required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All interventions utilized but not effective prior to the use of personal restraints must be documented in the sequence used and identified as to the staff member conducting the intervention.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The length of time permitted to use personal restraints for any one episode shall not exceed one hour. Consecutive periods of personal restraints, which have the effect of restraining the resident in excess of one hour, are not permitted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event that personal restraints are used, the resident shall be cared for in the following way: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the use of personal restraints, the door to the room shall be left open. The physical and emotional status of the resident shall be checked at least every 15 minutes by staff members trained in the use of personal restraint, and a written record of these checks and all other activities shall be made. The personal restraint pressure sites should be checked every 15 minutes for evidence of swelling or abrasion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When personal restraints are used, the resident shall be spoken to, checked for indications of obvious physical distress, offered water, and provided an opportunity to meet his or her need to urinate and defecate as needed or at least one time during the episode unless the resident is asleep or his or her condition does not permit; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident shall be provided an opportunity to eat if the application of personal restraints occurs during meals. If the resident is unable to participate in the meal, the resident will be offered food immediately following the personal restraint episode.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In all cases, the resident shall be released from personal restraints when that resident's demeanor evidences that he or she is no longer a danger to himself or herself or to others. A resident shall not remain in personal restraints longer than 15 minutes beyond which time he or she is no longer a danger to himself or herself or to others but in no event, shall the total time exceed one hour.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notification of the use of personal restraints shall be given by telephone to the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any, and to the regional MHDDAD office within 24 hours of the use of personal restraints and shall be documented in the resident's file. In the event the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any, cannot be reached, that fact shall be documented in the resident's file, and a report shall be faxed or mailed to the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of an accident or adverse change in the condition of a resident resulting from the use of personal restraints, procedures specified in Section .24 of these rules shall apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The use of quiet time shall be specified in the individual service plan and shall be used under the supervision and observation of staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All interventions utilized prior to the use of quiet time must be documented in the sequence used and identified as to the staff member conducting the intervention.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The length of time permitted for the use of quiet time shall not exceed 15 minutes per episode.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every use of quiet time shall be conducted in an unlocked, well-lighted, well-ventilated area with a means of observation available. The area to be used for quiet time shall be identified within the Community Living Arrangement's policy for the utilization of quiet time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.22(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall maintain documentation reflecting that the residence monitors and evaluates all aspects of its use of personal restraints and quiet time to ensure that the Community Living Arrangement takes all appropriate steps to minimize or eliminate the need for personal restraints and quiet time to be used in the residence at all.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.23" name="290-9-37-.23" title="290-9-37-.23">Rule 290-9-37-.23 Nutrition</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A minimum of three regularly scheduled, well-balanced meals shall be available seven days a week. Meals shall be served in the early morning, at midday, and the evening, with the last meal taking place no earlier than 5:00 P.M. Meals shall meet the general requirements for nutrition published by the Department or currently found in the Recommended Daily Diet Allowances, Food and Nutrition Board, National Academy of Sciences or a diet established by a registered dietitian. Meals shall be of sufficient and proper quantity, form, consistency, and temperature. Food for at least one nutritious snack shall be available and offered mid-afternoon and evening. All food groups shall be available within the residence and represented on the daily menu.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All foods, while being stored, prepared, or served, shall be protected against contamination and be safe for human consumption in accordance with accepted standards for food safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Food received or used in a Community Living Arrangement shall be clean, wholesome, free from spoilage, adulteration, and misbranding, and safe for human consumption.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall have a properly equipped kitchen to prepare regularly scheduled, well-balanced meals unless it arranges for meals to be provided by a permitted food service establishment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall maintain a three-day supply of non-perishable foods for emergency needs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence shall arrange for and serve special diets as prescribed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.23(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall show evidence of individual choice and participation in the planning of meals, as appropriate. Records of the meals as served shall be kept on file for 30 days for review by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.24" name="290-9-37-.24" title="290-9-37-.24">Rule 290-9-37-.24 Procedures for Change in Condition or Serious or Unusual Incident</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.24(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In case of an accident or adverse change in the condition of a resident, the residence shall immediately obtain needed care and notify the resident's emergency contact, representative or legal guardian, if any.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.24(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In case of an accident or adverse change in the condition of a resident, the Community Living Arrangement administrator or designee shall conduct an immediate investigation to determine the cause and shall follow Division of MHDDAD protocol on reporting serious or unusual incidents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.24(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A summary of the incident, including follow-up and notifications, shall be documented.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.25" name="290-9-37-.25" title="290-9-37-.25">Rule 290-9-37-.25 Death of a Resident</a></h2> <P>Should a resident die while in the residence or while at another location when still a resident of the Community Living Arrangement, the resident shall immediately notify the resident's next of kin, physician, and representative or legal guardian, if any. Statutes applicable to the reporting of death and reports that must accompany the deceased shall be observed. The residence shall report the death to the Office of Regulatory Services of the Department of Human Resources within 24 hours and follow Department policy and Division of MHDDAD protocol on reporting deaths.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.26" name="290-9-37-.26" title="290-9-37-.26">Rule 290-9-37-.26 Discharge or Transfer of a Resident</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.26(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each admission agreement shall include a written procedure for handling discharge and transfer of the resident that complies with these rules. Thirty days' written notice, including the reason for the proposed discharge or transfer, shall be given to both the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, prior to discharge or transfer of the resident except where an expedited transfer or discharge planning process is initiated, per Section .27 of these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.26(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicable regional office of the Division of MHDDAD shall be copied on the notice provided to the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.26(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require an appropriate physical examination and psychosocial assessment of a resident at any time when the Department has reason to believe that the needs of a resident are not being met.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.26(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In all cases, except those requiring expedited transfer, residents whose needs cannot be met by the residence or who no longer choose to live in the residence shall be discharged or transferred to an appropriate residence based on discharge and transfer procedures entered into at the time of admission. For such discharge or transfer, a 30 day written notice shall be given to both the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, except when transfer is necessitated by a change in physical or mental condition as specified in these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.26(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The residence shall notify the Division of MHDDAD for the county in which residence is located and other appropriate agencies when transfer assistance is needed and no legally authorized representative or legal guardian is willing to provide assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.27" name="290-9-37-.27" title="290-9-37-.27">Rule 290-9-37-.27 Expedited Transfer or Discharge Planning</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement may initiate an expedited transfer or discharge planning process to relocate a resident immediately from the residence if the resident develops a physical or mental condition requiring continuous medical care or nursing care, beyond that for which the Community Living Arrangement is capable of providing care, or if the condition or continuing behavior of a resident directly and substantially threatens the health, safety, or welfare of that resident or any other resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As appropriate, the expedited transfer or discharge planning process shall involve the resident (if he or she is able to participate), the treatment team, a family member or a friend who has been active with the resident, a representative from the regional MHDDAD office, and, as appropriate, the resident's representative or legal guardian, if any.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In all cases where an expedited transfer or discharge is to be made, the residence shall transfer the resident to an appropriate facility or service provider where the needs of the resident can be met. Prior to making such transfer or discharge, the administrator or site manager shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, of the reason for the immediate transfer;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inquire as to any preference of the resident and his or her legally authorized representative or legal guardian, if any, regarding the facility or service provider to which the resident is to be discharged or transferred;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inform the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, about resident rights and choice regarding the proposed discharge or transfer; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Inform the resident and his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, of the place to which the resident is to be discharged or transferred.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within 24 hours of the discharge or transfer, the administrator or site manager of the Community Living Arrangement shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide a full protocopy of the resident's file to the receiving facility or service provider; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Document in the resident's file the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The reason for the discharge or transfer;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fact that the resident, his or her representative or legal guardian, if any, and the Regional MHDDAD Board were informed pursuant to this subparagraph; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.27(4)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name, address, and telephone number of the place to which the resident is to be transferred or discharged.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.28" name="290-9-37-.28" title="290-9-37-.28">Rule 290-9-37-.28 Application for License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of the Community Living Arrangement shall submit to the Department an application for a license to operate under these rules. No Community Living Arrangement shall operate or provide services to residents without a valid license issued by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application for a license shall be made on forms provided by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following shall accompany the application for a license to operate a Community Living Arrangement: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fingerprint records check application for the administrator or site manager;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the application submitted to the Department's Office of Human Resource Management that has been submitted within the year immediately preceding the date of application for licensure as a Community Living Arrangement shall be submitted unless the administrator or director was serving as an administrator or site manager of a personal care home immediately prior to application for the Community Living Arrangement license and has a satisfactory fingerprint criminal history background check on file with the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of a satisfactory Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) state criminal history background check done by local law enforcement authorities for the administrator or site manager shall accompany the application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each application for a license shall be accompanied by a floor sketch of the residence to be licensed as a Community Living Arrangement showing windows, doors, room measurements, and bed placement for residents, family, and staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ownership of the residence shall be fully disclosed in the application for a license. In the case of ownership by corporations, partnerships, and other bodies created by statute, the corporate officers and all other individuals or family groups owning 5 percent or more of the corporate stock or ownership, as well as the registered agent for service of process, shall be disclosed in the application for a license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where a residence has not been licensed as a Personal Care Home immediately prior to application for licensure as a Community Living Arrangement, satisfactory proof shall accompany license applications that all electrical, water, and sewage systems of the residence meet applicable federal, state, and local standards and regulations and that the residence is in compliance with any local fire safety standards and the fire and safety standards promulgated by the Office of the Safety Fire Commissioner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.28(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof that at least one staff member is qualified by training or experience to perform competently all duties and responsibilities of his or her job shall accompany the application.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.29" name="290-9-37-.29" title="290-9-37-.29">Rule 290-9-37-.29 Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of each Community Living Arrangement shall obtain a valid license or provisional license from the Department prior to beginning operation. To be eligible for a license the residence must be in compliance with these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The license shall be available within the residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licenses are not transferable from one residence to another.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A license shall no longer be valid and shall be returned to the Department when the residence ceases to operate or is moved to another location, the ownership changes, the governing body is significantly changed, the service requirement changes, or the license is suspended or revoked.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A license shall be required for each residence located on different premises where more than one residence is operated under the same governing body.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement shall not exceed its licensed capacity. The licensed capacity of a Community Living Arrangement shall not exceed six residents except under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases limits its funding of residents to a lesser number; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases authorizes, under special circumstances, the placement and funding of one or more additional residents in the Community Living Arrangement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pursuant to authorization by the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases, the Community Living Arrangement makes direct application to the Office of Regulatory Services of the Department of Human Resources to increase the licensed capacity for a Community Living Arrangement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Office of Regulatory Services approves the increase in licensed capacity based upon the written authorization of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases and the demonstration of the Community Living Arrangement's compliance with applicable regulations; or</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.29(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A residence licensed under the Rules and Regulations for Personal Care Homes that may become a Community Living Arrangement upon promulgation of these rules shall continue to be licensed to serve the same number of residents previously permitted that residence under the Rules and Regulations for Personal Care Homes provided that the Community Living Arrangement maintains compliance with applicable regulations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.30" name="290-9-37-.30" title="290-9-37-.30">Rule 290-9-37-.30 Provisional Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provisional licenses may be issued to the governing body of a Community Living Arrangement to provide time in which to demonstrate compliance with these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provisional licenses shall be issued to a Community Living Arrangement that has been previously licensed as a personal care home to allow a reasonable time to demonstrate compliance with operating procedures or to allow reasonable time to correct violations of rules that relate to the structural or physical condition of the residence shall not exceed six months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional license shall not be issued to the governing body of a residence that has never been previously issued a license and is not in compliance with the rules and regulations relating to the structural or physical condition of the residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional license shall not be issued to a Community Living Arrangement in which there are conditions that present an immediate hazard to the life, health, or safety of resident or staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional license shall not be issued to a Community Living Arrangement unless the governing body shall first present to the Department a plan of correction acceptable to the Department. The plan of correction shall specify how each deficiency is to be corrected and the time, methods, and procedures to be used in the correction of the deficiencies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.30(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Community Living Arrangement shall not exceed its licensed capacity.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.31" name="290-9-37-.31" title="290-9-37-.31">Rule 290-9-37-.31 Inspections and Plans of Correction</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.31(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement, its residents, and its records shall be available for review and examination by properly identified representatives of the Department. Inspections may be conducted both on an announced and unannounced basis as determined by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.31(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of conducting any inspection, investigation, or survey, the Department shall have the authority to require the production of any books, records, papers, or other information related to the initial or continued licensing of the residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.31(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If violations of these licensing rules are identified, the Community Living Arrangement shall be given a written inspection report that identifies the violations. The Community Living Arrangement shall submit to the Department a written plan of correction in response to the inspection report of violations that states what the Community Living Arrangement will do and when to correct each of the violations identified. The plan of correction shall be submitted within 10 days of the Community Living Arrangement's receipt of the inspection report of violations and shall be determined to be ac- ceptable by the Department. The Community Living Arrangement must correct all violations cited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.31(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the inspection report shall be available for inspection at the residence upon request by any person.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.32" name="290-9-37-.32" title="290-9-37-.32">Rule 290-9-37-.32 Reporting to the Department</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Community Living Arrangement shall report to the Office of Regulatory Services and also follow Division of MHDDAD reporting protocol whenever any of the following incidents involving residents occurs or the Community Living Arrangement has reasonable cause to believe that an incident involving a resident has occurred: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any death of a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any rape that occurs in the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any serious injury to a resident that requires medical attention;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any assault, any battery on a resident, or any abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a resident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any time a resident cannot be located, where there are circumstances that place the health, safety, or welfare of the resident or others at risk and the resident has been missing for more than 24 hours;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An external disaster or other emergency situation that affects the continued safe operation of the residence; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any circumstances where a member of the governing body, administration, staff associated with or affiliated with the Community Living Arrangement, or family member of staff is associated with a will, trust, or life insurance policy of a resident or former resident to verify that such gift is knowingly and voluntarily made and not the result of any coercion.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The report shall be received by the Department, operating through the Office of Regulatory Services, in confidence and shall include at least: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name of the Community Living Arrangement and the name of the administrator or site manager;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date of the incident and the date the Community Living Arrangement became aware of the incident;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The type of incident suspected, with a brief description of the incident; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any immediate corrective or preventative action taken by the residence to ensure against the replication of the incident.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.32(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Where the Department's Office of Regulatory Services determines that a rule violation related to the incident has occurred, the Department, through the Office of Regulatory Services, will initiate a separate complaint investigation of the incident. The complaint investigation report and the report of any rule violation compiled by the Office of Regulatory Services on behalf of the Department arising either from the initial report received from the Community Living Arrangement or an independent source shall be subject to disclosure in accordance with applicable laws.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.33" name="290-9-37-.33" title="290-9-37-.33">Rule 290-9-37-.33 Variances and Waivers</a></h2> <P>The Department may, in its discretion, grant variances and waivers of specific rules upon application or petition filed on forms provided by the Department. The Department may establish conditions that must be met by the Community Living Arrangement in order to operate under the variance or waiver granted.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.33(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Variance. A variance may be granted by the Department upon showing by the applicant or petitioner that the particular rule or regulation that is the subject of the variance request should not be applied as written because strict application of the rule would cause undue hardship. The applicant or petitioner must also show that adequate standards affording protection for the health, safety, care, and rights of the residents exist and will be met in lieu of the exact requirements of the rule or regulations in question.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.33(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waiver. The Department may dispense entirely with the enforcement of a rule or regulation by granting a waiver upon a showing by the applicant or petitioner that the purpose of the rule or regulation is met through equivalent standards affording equivalent protection for the health, safety, care, and rights of the residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.33(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experimental variance or waiver. The Department may grant variances and waivers to allow experimentation and demonstration of new and innovative approaches to delivery of services upon a showing by the applicant or petitioner that the intended protections afforded by the rule or regulation that is the subject of the request are met and that the innovative approach has the potential to improve service delivery without compromising the health, safety, care, or rights of the residents or other relevant standards.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.34" name="290-9-37-.34" title="290-9-37-.34">Rule 290-9-37-.34 Enforcement and Sanctions</a></h2> <P>The Department may refuse to grant an initial license, revoke a current license, or impose other sanctions as described in these rules and in the rules for the "Enforcement of Licensing Requirements," Chapter 290-1-6.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Denial of an application for a license. The Department may refuse to grant an initial license or provisional license without the requirement of holding a hearing prior to the action. An application for a license may be refused or denied if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The residence has failed to demonstrate compliance with these rules and regulations;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of the residence has had a license denied, revoked, or suspended within one year of the date of a new application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of the residence has transferred ownership or governing authority of a Community Living Arrangement within one year of the date of the new application when such transfer was made in order to avert denial, suspension, or revocation of a license; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of the residence has knowingly made any verbal or written false statements of material fact in connection with the application for the license or on documents submitted to the Department as part of any inspection or investigation or in the falsification or alteration of records made or maintained by the residence.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sanction of a license. The Department may take an action to sanction the Community Living Arrangement license holder, subject to notice and opportunity for a hearing, where the Department finds that the governing body of the Community Living Arrangement has: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Knowingly made any verbal or written false statement of material fact either in connection with the application for the license or on documents submitted to the Department as part of any inspection or investigation or in the falsification or alteration of records made or maintained by the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failed or refused, without legal cause, to provide the Department with access to the premises subject to regulation or information pertinent to the initial and continued licensing of the residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failed to comply with the licensing requirements of this state; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failed to comply with the provisions of O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-2-6&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-2-6</a> or Rules for the Enforcement of Licensing Requirements, Chapter 290-1-6.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sanctions may include any one or more of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Administration of a public reprimand;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Suspension of the license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prohibition of persons in management or control;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Imposition of civil penalties as provided by law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Revocation of the license.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the sanction hearing process results in revocation of the license, the license shall be returned to the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-9-37-.34(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may suspend any requirements of these rules and the enforcement of any rules where the Governor of the State of Georgia has declared a public health emergency.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.35" name="290-9-37-.35" title="290-9-37-.35">Rule 290-9-37-.35 Severability</a></h2> <P>In the event that any rule, sentence, clause, or phrase of any of these rules and regulations may be construed by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, unconstitutional, or otherwise unenforceable, such determination or adjudication shall in no manner affect the remaining rules or portions thereof. The remaining rules or portions shall remain in full force and effect, as if such rule or portions thereof so determined, declared, and adjudged invalid or unconstitutional were not originally a part of these rules.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.01" name="290-9-37-.01" title="290-9-37-.01">Rule 290-9-37-.01 Authority</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.02" name="290-9-37-.02" title="290-9-37-.02">Rule 290-9-37-.02 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.03" name="290-9-37-.03" title="290-9-37-.03">Rule 290-9-37-.03 Applicability</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.04" name="290-9-37-.04" title="290-9-37-.04">Rule 290-9-37-.04 Exemptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.05" name="290-9-37-.05" title="290-9-37-.05">Rule 290-9-37-.05 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.06" name="290-9-37-.06" title="290-9-37-.06">Rule 290-9-37-.06 Governing Body</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.07" name="290-9-37-.07" title="290-9-37-.07">Rule 290-9-37-.07 Administration, Criminal History Background Checks</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.08" name="290-9-37-.08" title="290-9-37-.08">Rule 290-9-37-.08 Minimum Floor Plan Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.09" name="290-9-37-.09" title="290-9-37-.09">Rule 290-9-37-.09 Furnishings and Fixtures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.10" name="290-9-37-.10" title="290-9-37-.10">Rule 290-9-37-.10 Temperature Conditions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.11" name="290-9-37-.11" title="290-9-37-.11">Rule 290-9-37-.11 Physical Plant Health and Safety Standards</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.12" name="290-9-37-.12" title="290-9-37-.12">Rule 290-9-37-.12 Supplies</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.13" name="290-9-37-.13" title="290-9-37-.13">Rule 290-9-37-.13 Services</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.14" name="290-9-37-.14" title="290-9-37-.14">Rule 290-9-37-.14 Staffing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.15" name="290-9-37-.15" title="290-9-37-.15">Rule 290-9-37-.15 Personnel</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.16" name="290-9-37-.16" title="290-9-37-.16">Rule 290-9-37-.16 Admission</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.17" name="290-9-37-.17" title="290-9-37-.17">Rule 290-9-37-.17 Admission Agreement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.18" name="290-9-37-.18" title="290-9-37-.18">Rule 290-9-37-.18 Resident Files and Information</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.19" name="290-9-37-.19" title="290-9-37-.19">Rule 290-9-37-.19 Residents Rights</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.20" name="290-9-37-.20" title="290-9-37-.20">Rule 290-9-37-.20 Medications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.21" name="290-9-37-.21" title="290-9-37-.21">Rule 290-9-37-.21 Medical Protection Devices and Adaptive Support Devices</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.22" name="290-9-37-.22" title="290-9-37-.22">Rule 290-9-37-.22 Use of Personal Restraints and Quiet Time</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.23" name="290-9-37-.23" title="290-9-37-.23">Rule 290-9-37-.23 Nutrition</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.24" name="290-9-37-.24" title="290-9-37-.24">Rule 290-9-37-.24 Procedures for Change in Condition or Serious or Unusual Incident</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.25" name="290-9-37-.25" title="290-9-37-.25">Rule 290-9-37-.25 Death of a Resident</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.26" name="290-9-37-.26" title="290-9-37-.26">Rule 290-9-37-.26 Discharge or Transfer of a Resident</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.27" name="290-9-37-.27" title="290-9-37-.27">Rule 290-9-37-.27 Expedited Transfer or Discharge Planning</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.28" name="290-9-37-.28" title="290-9-37-.28">Rule 290-9-37-.28 Application for License</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.29" name="290-9-37-.29" title="290-9-37-.29">Rule 290-9-37-.29 Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.30" name="290-9-37-.30" title="290-9-37-.30">Rule 290-9-37-.30 Provisional Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.31" name="290-9-37-.31" title="290-9-37-.31">Rule 290-9-37-.31 Inspections and Plans of Correction</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.32" name="290-9-37-.32" title="290-9-37-.32">Rule 290-9-37-.32 Reporting to the Department</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.33" name="290-9-37-.33" title="290-9-37-.33">Rule 290-9-37-.33 Variances and Waivers</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.34" name="290-9-37-.34" title="290-9-37-.34">Rule 290-9-37-.34 Enforcement and Sanctions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-9-37-.35" name="290-9-37-.35" title="290-9-37-.35">Rule 290-9-37-.35 Severability</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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