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07.02.17.00.htm 07.02.17.00. Title 07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Subtitle 02 SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Chapter 17 Adult Foster Care Authority: Human Services Article, §4-205 and 4-207, Annotated Code of Maryland (Agency Note: Federal Regulatory Reference, 45 CFR Part 229)
07.02.17.01.htm 07.02.17.01. 01 Purpose.. These regulations establish standards for adult foster care and procedures for enforcement of those standards. They apply to all adult foster care programs offered by local departments of social services. Adult Foster Care Programs are optional to the local departments.
07.02.17.02.htm 07.02.17.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Adult Foster Care" means a program that provides a family setting in the community for an aged adult or an adult with disabilities who requires:a) Protective oversight;. b) Assistance with the activities of daily living; and. c) Room and board.. 2) "Local department" means the department of social services in a county or Baltimore City or the Montgomery County Departme
07.02.17.03.htm 07.02.17.03. 03 Eligibility for Adult Foster Care.. A. The foster adult shall:. 1) Be 18 years old or older;. 2) Be an individual with a disability;. 3) Be able to benefit from the service;. 4) Have a need for the support and interaction of family living; and. 5) Provide a medical and behavioral health history to allow proper care and supervision.. B. The local department may establish financial eligibility based on the foster adult's income or age or other factors if req
07.02.17.04.htm 07.02.17.04. 04 Local Department Responsibilities to the Foster Adult.. A. Application Process. The local department shall:. 1) Accept applications from the adult, a relative, or a guardian or other representative;. 2) Determine the eligibility of applicants;. 3) Assess the applicant's needs and capacities;. 4) Decide with the applicant whether the service is appropriate;. 5) Refer the applicant to a suitable resource if the decision is that foster care is not appropriate; and
07.02.17.05.htm 07.02.17.05. 05 Requirements for Adult Foster Care Providers.. The adult foster care provider shall:. A. Have adequate income and financial stability to provide a reasonable standard of living for the foster family;B. Have the skills, knowledge, and ability to provide adequate care for foster adults;. C. Cooperate with the local department in the enforcement of these regulations and any other program requirements;D. Communicate as needed with the local department, relatives, and communit
07.02.17.06.htm 07.02.17.06. 06 Local Department Responsibility to the Provider.. The local department shall:. A. Review applications from those desiring to be considered as adult foster care providers.. B. Review and approve or disapprove all applications within 90 days, after the local department has received all required documentation. If it is determined that there will be a delay in the approval or disapproval of the application, the local department shall advise the applicant, in writing, with
07.02.17.07.htm 07.02.17.07. 07 Standards for Adult Foster Home Approval and Reapproval.. The local department shall require:. A. A written approval from the local health department of the water supply (well) and waste disposal. A home using a municipal water and sewer system may be exempt from this requirement.B. Documentation that the home meets the requirement, if any, of the local fire marshal.. C. A clean, well maintained and structurally sound home. The local department may consult with a loc
07.02.17.08.htm 07.02.17.08. 08 Enforcement.. A. Upon discovery of a violation of these regulations, the local department shall give the home written notice of the nature of the violation and shall set a time period, not to exceed 90 days, within which the violation is to be corrected.B. At the end of the period, if the home has failed to correct the violation, the local department shall send to all the foster adults in the home a notice that contains:1) A written description of the violation;.
07.02.17.09.htm 07.02.17.09. 09 Appeal.. A. Appeals for a fair hearing and the conduct of the hearing are according to the fair hearing regulations in COMAR 07.01.04.B. The local department shall give written and oral notification of the right and methods of requesting and obtaining a fair hearing to each applicant for, and to each recipient of, adult foster care services at application and whenever the local department notifies the applicant or recipient of any pending action that may deny, suspend, reduce, or
07.02.17.9999.htm 07.02.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 8, 1980 (7:16 Md. R. 1594). Recodified from COMAR 07.02.17 to 07.06.16. Regulation .02 repealed and new Regulation .02 adopted effective October 15, 2001 (28:20 Md. R. 1780)Regulation .03 amended effective October 15, 2001 (28:20 Md. R. 1780). Regulation .05 amended effective October 15, 2001 (28:20 Md. R. 1780) ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 07.06.16 to COMAR 07.02.17, effective June, 2009.
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