(1)The Director of the Department of Human Services or his/her designee shall make the final decision regarding selection of community-based lifespan respite programs.
(2)The Department shall notify applicants in writing of the approval or rejection of the applications.
(3)Selected applicants shall:
(a)Develop and maintain a point of contact for access to lifespan respite care services within a designated geographical area;
(b)Develop and maintain a mechanism to recruit and screen potential respite providers and volunteers;
(c)Identify local training resources and coordinate respite training opportunities for caregivers, respite providers, and families;
(d)Publicize the lifespan respite care program phone number and address; and
(e)Comply with all program policies and guidelines established by the Oregon Lifespan Respite Care Program.
(4)Selected applicants shall make available to the Department records and materials necessary to provide funding and to monitor the program, including projected and actual budgets, performance criteria and reports.
(5)If the term and conditions are not met, the Department may, upon written notice, take one or more of the following actions:
(a)Immediately revoke approval of funding;
(b)Require repayment of all or a portion of any funds advanced; or
(c)Take any other appropriate legal action necessary.
Rule 411-044-0040 — Selection,