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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

12VAC35-105-1190. Sponsored residential home service policies.

A. The provider shall implement written policies to provide orientation and supportive services to the sponsored residential home staff specific to the needs of the individuals receiving services.

B. The provider shall implement a training plan for the sponsor staff consistent with the needs of the individuals receiving services.

C. The provider shall specify staffing arrangements in all sponsored residential homes, including on-call and substitute care arrangements.

D. The provider shall implement a written policy on managing, monitoring, and supervising sponsored residential homes. This policy shall address changes in supervision arrangements as the number of homes increase.

E. The provider shall conduct inspections of each sponsored residential home other than his own. Inspections shall be performed at least on a quarterly basis during the year with at least two being unannounced inspections.

F. On an on-going basis and at least annually, the provider shall review and document compliance by each sponsored residential home and sponsor with regulations related to sponsored residential homes.

G. The provider shall develop written policies for terminating a sponsored residential home.

H. The provider shall document that all residents or their authorized representatives are provided the opportunity to choose a new placement when the current placement ends. Prior to moving an individual to another placement the provider shall conduct and document a meeting to include the individual and his authorized representative, if applicable, case manager, the current sponsor, and a receiving placement staff, if possible.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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