Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities

Rule Rule 411-360-0070
Classification


A provisional, limited, level 1, level 2B, or level 2M license may be issued by the Department only if the qualifications of the applicant, resident manager (if applicable), and substitute caregiver fulfills the requirements of these rules.

(1)

PROVISIONAL LICENSE.

(a)

A provisional license may be issued by the Department if:

(A)

There is an emergency situation where the current licensed provider is no longer overseeing the operation of the AFH-DD; and

(B)

An applicant meets the qualifications described in OAR 411-360-0110 (Qualifications for AFH-DD Providers, Resident Managers, and Caregivers)(1)(a–f)(h–m).

(b)

A provisional license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and is not renewable.

(2)

LIMITED LICENSE.

(a)

A limited license may be issued by the Department if:

(A)

An applicant intends to provide care and services to a specific individual who is unrelated to the applicant but with whom the applicant has an established relationship of no less than one year;

(B)

The applicant meets the qualifications described in OAR 411-360-0110 (Qualifications for AFH-DD Providers, Resident Managers, and Caregivers)(1);

(C)

The home meets the facility standards described in OAR 411-360-0130 (AFH-DD Standards); and

(D)

The applicant acquires any additional training necessary to meet the specific needs of the individual.

(b)

The license is limited to only the care of the individual named on the license.

(3)

LEVEL 1 LICENSE. A Level 1 license may be issued by the Department if:

(a)

The home and applicant are in compliance with OAR 411-360-0080 (Issuance of a License); and

(b)

An applicant and resident manager (if applicable):

(A)

Meets the qualifications described in OAR 411-360-0110 (Qualifications for AFH-DD Providers, Resident Managers, and Caregivers);

(B)

Complete the training requirements described in OAR 411-360-0120 (Training Requirements for Providers);

(C)

Has the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in providing direct care and services to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities; and

(D)

Has current CPR and First Aid certification.

(i)

Accepted CPR and First Aid courses must be provided or endorsed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the American Safety and Health Institute, or MEDIC First Aid.

(ii)

CPR or First Aid courses conducted online are only accepted by the Department when an in-person skills competency check is conducted by a qualified instructor endorsed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the American Safety and Health Institute, or MEDIC First Aid.

(4)

LEVEL 2B LICENSE.

(a)

A provider must be licensed as a Level 2B AFH-DD if the provider serves or intends to serve more than one individual who exhibits behavior that poses a significant danger to the individual or others. Examples of behaviors that may pose a significant danger to the individual or others include but are not limited to:

(A)

Acts or history of acts that have caused injury to self or others requiring medical treatment;

(B)

Use of fire or items to threaten injury to persons or damage to property;

(C)

Acts that cause significant damage to homes, vehicles, or other properties; or

(D)

Actively searching for opportunities to act out thoughts that involve harm to others.

(b)

A Level 2B license may be issued by the Department only if the applicant and resident manager (if applicable) has met the requirements described in section (3) of this rule for a Level 1 license and meets the following additional criteria:

(A)

Has two years of full time experience providing care and services to support individuals who exhibit the behavior described in subsection (a) of this section that poses significant risk to the individual or others;

(B)

Has completed OIS-G, OIS-IF, or OIS-C certification by a state approved OIS trainer; and

(C)

If available from the Department, has completed additional hours of advanced behavior intervention training per year based on the support needs of the individual.

(c)

A provider of a Level 2B AFH-DD must have a Transition Plan for each individual upon entry that addresses the individual’s support and service needs.

(d)

A Behavior Support Plan, if needed, must be implemented within 120 days of the individual’s placement that:

(A)

Emphasizes the development of functional, alternative, and positive approaches to behavior intervention;

(B)

Uses the least intervention possible;

(C)

Ensures that abusive or demeaning intervention is never used; and

(D)

Is evaluated by an ISP Team through review of specific data at least every six months to assess the effectiveness of the Plan.

(e)

A provider of a Level 2B AFH-DD may not employ a resident manager or substitute caregiver who does not meet or exceed the qualifications and training standards described in subsection (b) of this section.

(f)

A provider of a Level 2B AFH-DD may not admit an individual whose care and service needs exceed the licensed classification of the Level 2B AFH-DD and may not admit an individual without prior approval of the CDDP.

(5)

LEVEL 2M LICENSE.

(a)

A provider must be licensed as a Level 2M AFH-DD if the provider serves or intends to serve more than one individual who has a medical condition that is serious and may be life threatening. Examples of medical conditions that are serious and may be life threatening include but are not limited to:

(A)

Brittle diabetes or diabetes not controlled through medical or physical interventions;

(B)

Significant risk of choking or aspiration;

(C)

Physical, intellectual, or mental limitations that render the individual totally dependent on others for access to food or fluids;

(D)

Mental health or alcohol or drug problems that are not responsive to treatment interventions; or

(E)

A terminal illness that requires hospice care.

(b)

A Level 2M license may be issued by the Department only if the applicant and resident manager (if applicable) has met the requirements described in section (3) of this rule for a Level 1 license and meets the following additional criteria:

(A)

Is a licensed health care provider such as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse or has the equivalent of two years of full-time experience providing care and services to support individuals who have a medical condition described in subsection (a) of this section that is serious and may be life-threatening;

(B)

Has current satisfactory references from at least two licensed health care providers, such as a physician, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or registered nurse, who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s ability and past experiences as a caregiver; and

(C)

Has fulfilled a minimum 6 of the 12 hours of annual training requirements in specific medical training.

(c)

A provider of a Level 2M AFH-DD must have a Transition Plan for each individual upon entry that addresses the individual’s support and service needs.

(d)

A provider must develop, with an individual’s ISP Team, a Medical Support Plan within 30 days of the individual’s placement or whenever there is a change in the individual’s health status.

(e)

A provider of a Level 2M AFH-DD may not employ a resident manager or substitute caregiver who does not meet or exceed the qualification and training standards described in subsection (b) of this section.

(f)

A provider of a Level 2M AFH-DD may not admit an individual whose care and service needs exceed the licensed classification of the Level 2M AFH-DD and may not admit an individual without prior approval of the CDDP.
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