(1)“Absent day” means a calendar day that:
(a)The BRS client (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions)) is enrolled in but not physically present in the program of the BRS provider (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions));
(b)Does not meet the definition of a billable care day (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions));
(c)The Department’s placement plan is to return the BRS client to the BRS provider; and
(d)The BRS contractor (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions)) or BRS provider obtains authorization from the BRS client’s caseworker (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions)) and the contract administrator to bill the calendar day as an “absent day”.
(2)“Abuse check” means obtaining and reviewing abuse allegations and abuse investigation reports and associated exhibits and documents for the purpose of determining whether a subject individual has a history as a perpetrator of potentially disqualifying abuse (a potentially disqualifying condition) as described in OAR 407-007-0290 (Potentially Disqualifying Conditions)(11).
(3)“Adoption assistance payment” means a monthly payment made by the Department to the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family on behalf of an eligible child or young adult.
(4)“Babysitting” means the provision of temporary, occasional care for a child or young adult that is:
(a)Ten consecutive hours or less; and
(b)Not overnight care.
(5)“Background Check Unit (BCU)” means the Department of Human Services Background Check Unit.
(6)“Base rate payment” means a payment to the foster parent or relative caregiver for the costs of providing the child or young adult with the following:
(a)Food, including the special or unique nutritional needs of the child or young adult;
(b)Clothing, including purchase and replacement;
(c)Housing, including maintenance of household utilities, furnishings, and equipment;
(d)Daily supervision, including teaching and directing to ensure safety and well-being at a level appropriate for the chronological age of the child or young adult;
(e)Personal incidentals, including personal care items, entertainment, reading materials, and miscellaneous items; and
(f)Transportation, including gas, oil, and vehicle maintenance and repair costs for local travel associated with providing the items listed above, and transportation to and from extracurricular, child care, recreational, and cultural activities.
(7)“CANS screening” means Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths screening, a process of gathering information on the needs and strengths of a child or young adult for one or more of the following purposes:
(a)To identify case planning, service planning, and supervision needs of the child or young adult in substitute care with a certified family;
(b)To determine the level of care payment while in substitute care with a certified family; and
(c)To determine the level of care payment included in an adoption assistance agreement or guardianship assistance agreement.
(8)“CANS rescreen” means a type of CANS screening that is completed when a child or young adult is living with a certified family and the certified family has observed ongoing, documented changes in behavior or functioning which:
(a)Have not improved after a revision of the supervision actions and activities provided by the certified family and other individuals, and the last CANS screening was completed more than 90 days prior to the rescreen referral date; or
(b)Endanger the safety of the child or young adult or the safety of others and the last CANS screening was completed more than 90 days prior to the rescreen referral date; or
(c)The child or young adult has undergone a major life event or transition.
(9)“Certified family” means an individual or individuals who hold a current Certificate of Approval from the Department to operate a home to provide care, in the home in which the individual or individuals reside, to a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department.
(10)“Chafee housing payment” means a payment to assist in covering the costs of room and board made to an eligible individual between 18 and 20 years of age who was discharged from the care and custody of the Department or one of the federally recognized tribes on or after reaching 18 years of age.
(11)“Child” means a person under 18 years of age.
(12)“Child in care” means a person who is under 21 years of age who is residing in or receiving care or services from a child caring agency or proctor foster home.
(13)“Child-caring agency” is defined in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) and means a “child-caring agency” that is not owned, operated, or administered by a governmental agency or unit.
(14)“Clothing replacement allowance” means an allowance included in the substitute care maintenance payments to a provider to cover the cost of maintaining adequate clothing for each child or young adult in the substitute care maintenance payments to the provider.
(15)“Contract administrator” means the employee or other individual designated in writing by the Department, by name or position description, to conduct the contract administration of a contract or class of contracts.
(16)“Contract registered nurse” means a licensed registered nurse under a contract with the Department who provides nursing assessment, consultation, teaching, delegation, or on-going nursing services to a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department.
(17)“Criminal records check” means obtaining and reviewing criminal records as required by these rules and includes any or all of the following:
(a)An Oregon criminal records check in which criminal offender information is obtained from the Oregon State Police (OSP) using the Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS). An Oregon criminal records check may also include a review of other criminal records information obtained from other sources.
(b)A national criminal records check in which records are obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the use of fingerprint cards sent to OSP and other identifying information. A national criminal records check may also include a review of other criminal records information.
(c)A state-specific criminal records check where records are obtained from law enforcement agencies, courts, or other criminal records information resources located in, or regarding, a state or jurisdiction outside Oregon.
(18)“Delegated nursing task” means a task, normally requiring the education and license of a registered nurse (RN) and within the RN scope of practice to perform, that an RN authorizes an unlicensed person to perform.
(19)“Department” means the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare.
(20)“Dependent parent” means a child or young adult in the legal custody of the Department who is the parent of a child.
(21)“Enhanced shelter care payment” means a limited term payment provided to a certified family when a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department moves to a certified family’s home from a placement with a BRS provider and there is no current level of care determination applicable to the child or young adult.
(22)“Enhanced supervision” means the additional support, direction, observation, and guidance necessary to promote and ensure the safety and well-being of a child or young adult when the child or young adult qualifies for a level of care payment.
(23)“Foster care payments” means one or more of the following payments to a certified family, authorized at rates established by the Department, for the board and care of a child or young adult for whom the Department has placement and care responsibility:
(a)The base rate payment;
(b)The level of care payment, if any;
(c)Shelter care payment or enhanced shelter care payment;
(d)Mileage reimbursement, paid at the current Department mileage reimbursement rate to child welfare staff, for transportation of a child or young adult remaining in the same school he or she was attending prior to placement in substitute care; and
(e)The board and care of the child of a dependent parent, unless the dependent parent receives cash benefits under a program administered by the Department of Human Services under chapter 461 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.
(24)“Foster parent” means an individual who operates a home that has been approved by the Department to provide care for an unrelated child or young adult placed in the home by the Department.
(25)“Guardian” means an individual who has been granted guardianship of the child through a judgment of the court.
(26)“Guardianship assistance agreement” means a written agreement, binding on the parties to the agreement, between the Department and the potential guardian or guardian setting forth the assistance the Department is to provide on behalf of the child or young adult, the responsibilities of the guardian and the Department, and the manner in which the agreement and amount of assistance may be modified or terminated.
(27)“Independent living housing subsidy” means a payment to assist in covering the cost of room, board, or other monthly expenses made to an eligible individual who is at least 16 years of age and is in the care and custody of the Department and living independently.
(28)“Legally responsible relative” means the parent or stepparent of a child or young adult or a person related to the child or young adult by blood or marriage who has legal custody or legal guardianship of the child or young adult.
(29)“Level of care payment” means the payment provided to an approved or certified family, a guardian, a pre-adoptive family, or an adoptive family based on the need for enhanced supervision of the child or young adult as determined by applying the CANS algorithm to the results of the CANS screening.
(30)“Level of personal care payment” means the payment to a qualified provider for performing the personal care services for an eligible child or young adult based on the child’s or young adult’s need for personal care services as determined by applying the personal care services algorithm to the results of the personal care services rating scale.
(31)“Other criminal records information” means information obtained and used in the criminal records check process that is not criminal offender information from OSP. “Other criminal records information” includes, but is not limited to, police investigations and records, information from local or regional criminal records information systems, justice records, court records, information from the Oregon Judicial Information Network, sexual offender registration records, warrants, Oregon Department of Corrections records, Oregon Department of Transportation Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division information, information provided on the background check requests, disclosures by a subject individual, and any other information from any jurisdiction obtained by or provided to the Department for the purpose of conducting a fitness determination.
(32)“Personal Care Nurse Coordinator” means a registered nurse (RN) who is a licensed registered nurse employed by the Department to provide oversight of contract registered nurses and personal care services authorized through the Department.
(33)“Personal care services” means the provision of or assistance with those functional activities described in OAR 413-090-0120 (Scope of Services) consisting of mobility, transfers, repositioning, basic personal hygiene, toileting, bowel and bladder care, nutrition, medication management, and delegated nursing tasks that a child or young adult requires for his or her continued well-being.
(34)“Personal care services assessment” means an evaluation by a registered nurse of a child or young adult’s ability to perform the functional activities required to meet the child or young adult’s daily needs.
(35)“Personal care services plan” means a written plan to provide personal care services for the child or young adult documenting:
(a)The determination that the individual is a qualified provider;
(b)The frequency or intensity of each personal care service to be provided; and
(c)The date personal care services begin.
(36)“Potential guardian” means an individual who:
(a)Has been approved by the Department or participating tribe to be the guardian of a child or young adult; and
(b)Is in the process of legalizing the relationship to the child through the judgment of the court.
(37)“Pre-adoptive family” means an individual or individuals who:
(a)Has been selected to be a child’s adoptive family; and
(b)Is in the process of legalizing the relationship to the child through the judgment of the court.
(38)“Proctor foster home” means a foster home certified by a child-caring agency that is not subject to ORS 418.625 (Definitions for ORS 418.625 to 418.645) to 418.645 (Appeal from decision of department).
(39)“Qualified provider” means an individual who:
(a)Is authorized by the Department through the contract registered nurse or Personal Care Nurse Coordinator;
(b)Demonstrates by background, skills, and abilities the capability to safely and adequately provide the authorized personal care services;
(c)Maintains a drug-free household;
(d)Has been approved through the background check process described in OAR 413-120-0400 (Purpose) to 413-120-0475 (Record Keeping, Confidentiality) or under OAR 407-007-0200 (Purpose and Scope) to 407-007-0370 (Variances); and
(e)Is not the parent, step-parent, or legally responsible relative of the child or young adult eligible for personal care services.
(40)“Registered nurse” means an individual licensed and registered to practice nursing.
(41)“Relative caregiver” means an individual who operates a home that has been approved by the Department to provide care for a related child or young adult placed in the home by the Department.
(42)“SAIP” means Secure Adolescent Inpatient Program.
(43)“SCIP” means Secure Children’s Inpatient Program.
(44)“Shelter care payment” means a payment provided to a certified family during the first 20 days of substitute care for a child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department.
(45)“Subject individual” means an individual described in OAR 407-007-0030 (Criminal Records Check Process)(30)(a).
(a)For the purposes of these rules, a “subject individual” also includes:
(A)An individual who provides respite care (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions)) for an approved provider parent (see OAR 410-170-0020 (Definitions));
(B)An individual who volunteers with or is employed by an approved provider parent to assist with the care of a BRS client, other than an individual who provides babysitting unless paragraph (D) of this subsection applies;
(C)An individual 18 years of age or older who is living in the home of an approved provider parent;
(D)An individual under 18 years of age who is living in the home of an approved provider parent if there is reason to believe the individual may pose a risk to a BRS client;
(E)An individual who provides babysitting or an individual who frequents the home of an approved provider parent if there is reason to believe the individual may pose a risk to a BRS client; and
(F)An individual who has access to a BRS client in the home of an approved provider parent if the contract administrator has requested a criminal records check on the individual.
(b)The following individuals are not subject individuals:
(A)A child or young adult in the care or custody of the Department who lives in the home of the approved provider parent; and
(B)A BRS client.
(46)“Transitional visit” means an overnight visit by the BRS client to another placement for the purpose of facilitating the BRS client’s transition.
(47)“Young adult” means a person aged 18 through 20 years.
Rule 413-090-0000 — Definitions,