(a)  There shall be a laundry area which is separate from the kitchen and other living areas. (2)  Incident reports relating to the individual. (c)  Private homes under subsection (a) are not subject to licensure under this chapter. 5777. Adult Family Homes: Rules and Regulations. Individual plan—A coordinated and integrated description of activities and services for an individual. 5777. The provisions of this §  6400.82 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3595. (o)  An individual has the right to manage and access the individual’s finances. Please direct comments or questions to. The home shall develop and implement a written policy that defines the prohibition or use of specific types of restrictive procedures, describes the circumstances in which restrictive procedures may be used, the staff persons who may authorize the use of restrictive procedures and a mechanism to monitor and control the use of restrictive procedures. The provisions of this §  6400.46 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), Articles IX and X of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. An individual 18 years of age or older shall have a dental examination performed by a licensed dentist annually. (3)  The name, address and telephone number of the person able to give consent for emergency medical treatment, if applicable. The provisions of this §  6400.245 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 5777. 3595; amended October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. The following consent provisions apply unless there is a court-ordered restitution: (1)  A separate written consent is required for each incidence of restitution. 3595. (f)  If a medication is prescribed to treat symptoms of a diagnosed psychiatric illness, there shall be a written protocol as part of the individual plan to address the social, emotional and environmental needs of the individual related to the symptoms of the psychiatric illness. (f)  An individual has the right to refuse to participate in activities and services. If the interdisciplinary team documents that disclosure of specific information constitutes a substantial detriment to the individual or that disclosure of specific information will reveal the identity of another individual or breach the confidentiality of persons who have provided information upon an agreement to maintain their confidentiality, that specific information identified may be withheld. 3595. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (11)  An assessment of the individual’s health maintenance needs, medication regimen and the need for blood work at recommended intervals. 5777. (d)  Prescription medications and syringes, with the exception of epinephrine and epinephrine auto-injectors, shall be kept in an area or container that is locked. (a)  A staff person who has successfully completed a Department-approved medication administration course, including the course renewal requirements, may administer medications, injections, procedures and treatments as specified in §  6400.162 (relating to medication administration). 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.75 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. § §  911 and 1021). (b)  A prescription medication that is not self-administered shall be administered by one of the following: (1)  A licensed physician, licensed dentist, licensed physician’s assistant, registered nurse, certified registered nurse practitioner, licensed practical nurse, licensed paramedic or other health care professional who is licensed, certified or registered by the Department of State to administer medications. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (131383). (d)  A court’s written order that restricts an individual’s rights shall be followed. 5777. 3595. (c)  Outside doors shall have operable locks. (7)  Theft or misuse of individual funds. (a)  Signs bearing the word ‘‘EXIT’’ in plain legible letters shall be placed at exits. A group home is a multiple-occupant residence that offers specialized care for its residents. The provisions of this §  6400.210 issued under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. (b)  The menu shall be accessible to an individual at least 1 day prior to the menu date. (d)  The dental examination shall include teeth cleaning or checking gums and dentures. (a)  Sections 6400.43(c) and 6400.44(c) (relating to chief executive officer; and program specialist) apply to chief executive officers and program specialists hired or promoted after November 8, 1991. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. The provisions of this §  6400.168 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. (d)  A copy of the final reports received from the State Police and the FBI, if applicable, shall be kept. 5777. (5)  Supporting individual communication and involvement with families and friends. (c)  Documentation of the training provided, including the staff persons trained, dates of training, description of training and training source, shall be kept. A restrictive procedure is a practice that limits an individual’s movement, activity or function; interferes with an individual’s ability to acquire positive reinforcement; results in the loss of objects or activities that an individual values; or requires an individual to engage in a behavior that the individual would not engage in given freedom of choice. 1999). 3295; amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. (a)  Windows, including windows in doors, shall be securely screened when windows or doors are open. The provisions of this §  6400.262 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.189 issued under sections 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (f)  An individual shall have a written plan for dental hygiene, unless the interdisciplinary team has documented in writing that the individual has achieved dental hygiene independence. The specific residential group care facility types the DOH has inspection authority in are listed in 381.006(16) of the Florida Statutes (FS). (iii)   An ongoing program of medication. 3595; amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (133690). Georgetown is just one place going through it, … A congregate setting is an environment where a group of people reside, meet or gather in close proximity for either a limited or extended period of time. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (133678) to (133679). The provisions of this §  6400.15 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.108 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. (d)  A prescription medication shall be used only by the individual for whom the prescription was prescribed. (a)  A landing shall be provided beyond each interior and exterior door that opens directly into a stairway. The provisions of this §  6400.50 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.234 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. An approved day care home is a day care home which is related through … (c)  When the indoor temperature exceeds 85°F, mechanical ventilation, such as fans shall be used. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (133682). (2)  Inpatient admission to a hospital as a result of an accidental or unexplained injury or an injury caused by a staff person, another individual or during the use of a restraint. (b)  The chief executive officer shall be responsible for the administration and general management of the home, including the following: (1)  Implementation of policies and procedures. 1644. Regulations GROUP HOMES 84001 (Cont.) The fire safety expert may not be an employe of the home or agency. These amendments to the HOME regulations represent the most significant changes to the HOME Program in 17 years. There shall be written emergency evacuation procedures that include individual and staff responsibilities, means of transportation and an emergency shelter location. (5)  The person responsible for implementing the corrective action. The provisions of this §  6400.184 adopted August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.206 reserved under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. (f)  This chapter does not apply to the following: (1)  Private homes of persons providing care to a relative with an intellectual disability or autism. Written documentation of the inspection and cleaning shall be kept. §  4201(2)). changes effective through 50 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (e)  Trash receptacles over 18 inches high shall have lids. (4)  A target date to achieve the outcome. § §  911 and 1021). (b)  The outside of the building and the yard or grounds shall be well maintained, in good repair and free from unsafe conditions. The provisions of this §  6400.182 adopted August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. The law requires any person, firm, or corporation operating a residential facility for individuals with mental retardation to get a license from DMR. A chemical restraint does not include a drug ordered by a health care practitioner or dentist for the following use or event: (i)   Treatment of the symptoms of a specific mental, emotional or behavioral condition. § §  911 and 1021). 3595. 1644. Written documentation of the inspection and approval shall be kept. Wisconsin Stat. 3595; amended October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.113 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. (a)  The home shall inform and explain individual rights and the process to report a rights violation to the individual, and persons designated by the individual, upon admission to the home and annually thereafter. (8)  A mammogram for women at least every 2 years for women 40 through 49 years of age and at least every year for women 50 years of age or older. A mechanical restraint does not include a device prescribed by a health care practitioner for the following use or event: (ii)   Balance or support to achieve functional body position, if the individual can easily remove the device or if the device is removed by a staff person immediately upon the request or indication by the individual, and if the individual plan includes periodic relief of the device to allow freedom of movement. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (3)  Prepare the medication as ordered by the prescriber. 3595; reserved August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. Office Hours Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm Connect With Us 200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 (2)  The method of transportation to be used. (g)  There may be no borrowing of the individual’s personal funds by staff persons or by the home. 384; reserved August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. These homes provide care and assistance to people who have difficulty carrying out the activities of daily living. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. The provisions of this §  6400.193 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. The provisions of this §  6400.209 adopted October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. (c)  A first aid manual shall be kept with the first aid kit. (2)  Tuberculin skin testing by Mantoux method with negative results every 2 years; or, if tuberculin skin test is positive, an initial chest x-ray with results noted. The provisions of this §  6400.136 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (b)  The home shall educate, assist and provide the accommodation necessary for the individual to make choices and understand the individual’s rights. Adult and Family Services Division _Chapter 1240-04-01. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (352185). § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (2)  The name, address and telephone number of the individual’s physician or source of health care. (2)  Know how much medication is to be taken. §  4201(2)). 3595. Clarification of the applicability of this chapter to private homes—statement of policy. (d)  An individual shall be treated with dignity and respect. §  4201(2)). § 50.01(1) "Adult family home" means one of the following: (a) A private residence to which all of the following apply: 1. The provisions of this §  6400.197 reserved under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. 3595; amended August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. (3)  The home may not coerce the individual to provide consent. (f)  The program specialist shall provide the assessment to the individual plan team members at least 30 calendar days prior to an individual plan meeting. 3595; amended June 25, 1999, effective October 26, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 384; amended July 1, 1983, effective July 2, 1983, 13 Pa.B. The DOH residential group care facilities list includes the following: assisted … (g)  An individual washcloth, bath towel and toothbrush shall be provided for each individual. The provisions of this §  6400.4 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3595. The provisions of this §  6400.32 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. Fire safety expert—A local fire department, fire protection engineer, State certified fire protection instructor, college instructor in fire science, county or State fire school, volunteer fire person trained by a county or State fire school or an insurance company loss control representative. The provisions of this §  6400.17 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 3595. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b) and 901—922 and 1001—1088); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. (a)  There shall be at least one toilet for every four individuals for homes opened on or after March 15, 1982. (2)  Sections 6400.62(a) and (b), 6400.63 and 6400.68(b) (relating to poisons; heat sources; and running water). Relative—A parent, child, stepparent, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew. (a)  There shall be at least one staff member available while individuals are at the home. The provisions of this §  6400.195 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 4935. The provisions of this §  6400.235 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. (c)  A medication error shall be reported as an incident as specified in §  6400.18(b) (relating to incident report and investigation). The provisions of this §  6400.114 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 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