Purpose and Scope
(1)These rules prescribe care and service standards by which the Health Systems Division (Division) of the Oregon Health Authority (Authority) licenses community-based Adult Foster Homes (AFHs) for adults with mental or emotional disorders. The care and services standards are designed to promote the individual’s right to independence, choice, and decision making while providing a safe, secure, homelike environment. The provider shall address the individual’s needs in a manner that enables the individual to function at the highest level of independence possible:
(a)These rules incorporate and implement the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for home and community-based services authorized under section 1915(i) of the Social Security Act;
(b)These rules establish requirements to ensure individuals receive services in settings that are integrated in and support the same degree of access to the greater community as people not receiving these services consistent with the standards set out in OAR chapter 411, division 4.
(2)These rules apply to adult foster homes providing services to five or fewer adults with mental or emotional disorders, regardless of whether the provider receives public funds.
Rule 309-040-0300 — Purpose and Scope,