Standards for Admission, Transfers, Respite, Discharges, and Closures
(1)Each individual referred for placement in an AFH may select and choose from available service settings.
(2)A provider may only admit an individual with a referral from, or the prior written approval of the CMHP or the Division. At the time of the referral, a provider shall be given complete information about the case history of the individual as it relates to behavior, skill level, medical status, or other relevant information. The provider may deny admission of any individual if the provider believes the individual cannot be managed effectively in the AFH, or for any other reason not specifically prohibited by this rule. AFHs may not be used as a site for foster care for children, adults from other agencies, or any type of shelter or day care without the written approval of the CMHP or the Division.
(a)An individual may not be transferred by a provider to another AFH or moved out of the AFH without 30 days advance written notice to the individual, the individual’s representative, guardian, or conservator, and the CMHP;
(b)The written notice shall state the reasons for the transfer as provided in ORS 443.739 (Rights of residents)(18) and OAR 411-088-0070 (Notice Requirements) and the individual’s right to a hearing as provided in ORS 443.738 (Educational standards for providers, managers and caregivers)(11)(b);
(c)Except where undue delay might jeopardize the health, safety, or well-being of the individual or other individuals, a provider shall only transfer an individual for the following reasons:
(A)Behavior that poses a significant danger to the individual or others;
(B)Failure to make payment for care;
(C)The AFH has had its license revoked, not renewed, or voluntarily surrendered; or
(D)The individual’s care needs exceed the ability of the provider.
(d)Individuals who object to the transfer shall be given the opportunity for a hearing as provided in ORS 443.738 (Educational standards for providers, managers and caregivers)(11)(b) and OAR 411-088-0080 (Informal Conference and Hearing). Participants may include the individual, and at the individual’s request, the provider, a family member, and a CMHP staff member.
(4)Providers may not exceed the licensed capacity of the AFH. However, respite care of no longer than two weeks duration may be provided an individual if the addition of the respite individual does not cause the total number of residents to exceed five. Thus, a provider may exceed the licensed number of residents by one respite individual for two weeks or less if approved by the CMHP or the Division, and if the total number of residents does not exceed five.
(a)A provider may only discharge an individual for the reasons stated in section (3) of this rule. The provider shall give at least 30 days written notice to an individual and the Division before termination of residency, except where undue delay might jeopardize the health, safety, or well-being of the individual or others;
(b)The provider shall promptly notify the CMHP or Division if an individual gives notice or plans to leave the AFH or if an individual abruptly leaves.
(6)Providers shall notify the Division prior to a voluntary closure of an AFH and give individuals, families, and the CMHP 30 days’ written notice, except in circumstances where undue delay might jeopardize the health, safety, or well-being of an individual, provider, or caregiver. If a provider has more than one AFH, an individual cannot be shifted from one house to another house without the same period of notice unless prior approval is given and agreement obtained from individuals, family members, and the CMHP.
Rule 309-040-0395 — Standards for Admission, Transfers, Respite, Discharges, and Closures,