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10.21.27.00.htm 10.21.27.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS Chapter 27 Community Mental Health Programs ― Respite Care Services Authority: Health-General Article, §10-901 and 10-902, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.21.27.01.htm 10.21.27.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter outlines the staffing and service requirements for a provider of respite care services..
10.21.27.02.htm 10.21.27.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, terms have the meanings stated in COMAR 10.21.17 and in this regulation.. B. Term Defined. "Respite care" means services that are:. 1) Provided for an adult with serious and persistent mental illness or a child with serious emotional disturbance;2) Provided on a short-term basis in a community-based setting; and. 3) Designed to support an individual to remain in the individual's home by:.
10.21.27.03.htm 10.21.27.03. 03 Approval.. The Department shall grant approval to a program to be eligible to receive State or federal funds for providing respite care services if the program:A. Is approved as:. 1) A mobile treatment services (MTS) provider under COMAR 10.21.19;. 2) An outpatient mental health clinic (OMHC) under COMAR 10.21.20; or. 3) A psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP) under COMAR 10.21.21; and. B. Meets the requirements of this chapter, including approval to provide ei
10.21.27.04.htm 10.21.27.04. 04 Program Model.. A. The program director shall assure that respite care services are:. 1) Designed to fit the needs of the individuals served and their caregivers; and. 2) Delivered by individuals who are privileged by the program to provide a particular service.. B. As approved under this chapter, a program may provide respite care services as needed for an individual:1) With advance planning; or.
10.21.27.05.htm 10.21.27.05. 05 Referral, Eligibility, Screening, and Acceptance for Respite Services.. A. Referral. An individual or the individual's caregiver may request respite care services, or an agency providing mental health treatment or support services to an individual may refer the individual for respite care services.B. Eligibility.. 1) An individual is eligible to receive respite care if:. a) The individual is a participant, as described in COMAR 10.21.25.01D(2) in the public mental health system;
10.21.27.06.htm 10.21.27.06. 06 Respite Services Provided.. The program director shall ensure that:. A. Services are planned according to the duration, frequency, and location of the respite care;. B. An individual receives services according to a plan that includes:. 1) Based on the initial plan under Regulation .05D(3) of this chapter, a schedule of the individual's activities during respite;2) When needed, medication monitoring; and. 3) The frequency and intensity of staff support;. C. Services are coordinat
10.21.27.07.htm 10.21.27.07. 07 Conclusion of Respite Episode.. A. Planned Conclusion. At the agreed upon time of conclusion of a respite care episode, the program director shall assure that staff document a summary of the episode in the individual's record.B. Individual's Discontinuation of Services. If an individual elects to discontinue services before the planned conclusion of a respite episode, as described in §A of this regulation, the program director shall:
10.21.27.08.htm 10.21.27.08. 08 Respite Staff.. A. Respite Care Program Director. The MTS, OMHC, or PRP program director shall either:. 1) Carry out the respite care program director's duties that are delineated in this chapter; or. 2) Appoint a respite care program director with sufficient qualifications, knowledge, and experience to execute the duties of the position.B. Respite Care Specialists. The respite care program director shall employ a sufficient number of staff who:1) As determined by the p
10.21.27.9999.htm 10.21.27.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 16, 1998 (25:23 Md. R. 1697).
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