TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 115 STANDARDS AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
SECTION 115.590 MINIMUM AGENCY/CAREGIVER CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS


 

Section 115.590  Minimum agency/caregiver contract requirements

 

a)         All independent contractors or caregivers shall provide services in compliance with a contract or signed agreement made with the provider agency.  The contract or signed agreement shall include, at a minimum, the following provisions:

 

1)         Names of the caregivers and all other individuals residing in the home.

 

2)         Names of the individuals served.

 

3)         Legal address and phone number of the residence.

 

4)         Signed assurance of compliance with all applicable federal and State rules and regulations.

 

5)         Description and documentation of training of the primary caregivers.

 

6)         Detailed description of how the home will be monitored by the provider agency and related entities, including assurance of the host family's compliance with investigations of the Department's Office of the Inspector General, federal CMMS, DPA, DHS, and the provider agency.

 

7)         Description of how the transportation needs of the individual will be met.

 

8)         Description of the expected daily schedule of the individuals and caregivers.

 

9)         Indication of participation in the development and/or review of the individual's service plan and how ongoing documentation of service delivery will occur.  

 

10)         Description of relief services, including number per month, arrangements for relief services, requests for additional relief services, and responsibility to take relief time.

 

11)         How documentation of the individual's financial resources will occur.  

 

12)         If the primary caregiver is employed outside the home, information relative to the outside employment, including:

 

A)        the provider agency's approval of outside employment for the caregiver;  

 

B)        employer's name, address and phone number;  

 

C)        employer's type of business;  

 

D)        hours caregiver will be working in this employment;

 

E)        name, address and phone number of the authorized substitute caregiver who will provide care in the absence of the primary caregiver; and

 

F)         copy of the documentation of training of the substitute caregiver.

 

13)         Other information as determined by the individual receiving services and his or her family/guardian, the host family caregiver, the provider agency, and the Department.

 

b)         Additional staff support

 

1)         In exceptional circumstances, the Department may require provider agencies to utilize shift staff support in addition to the services provided by the host family.  These exceptional circumstances may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

A)        settings serving more than two individuals, per approval of a waiver by the Department;

 

B)        transitional periods during initial service implementation;

 

C)        circumstances where individuals are experiencing serious maladaptive behaviors;

 

D)        circumstances where individuals are experiencing serious medical issues;

 

E)        situations where host families are experiencing transitional or crisis periods;

 

F)         provider agencies with no experience in host family arrangements; and

 

G)        provider agencies under sanction by the Department.

 

2)         Other staff coverage may be determined by the agency, DHS, and the contractor (as applicable), as guided by the individual's needs and following the agency's quality assurance plan for service delivery.

 

(Source:  Added at 27 Ill. Reg. 5376, effective March 17, 2003)