TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 115 STANDARDS AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
SECTION 115.600 RELIEF SERVICES


 

Section 115.600  Relief services

 

a)         Each host family shall develop and submit a plan for the provision of relief services to the provider agency for approval.  The plan will be controlled by the host family in accordance with Department of Labor rules and regulations.

 

b)         For each traditional care setting, the provider agency shall develop, maintain, and implement a plan to provide relief services.

 

1)         The relief plan shall provide, at a minimum, an average of 20 hours of relief services monthly per individual served, and two weeks per year of vacation/personal time for each caregiver.

 

2)         Relief hours shall be documented by the provider agency.

 

3)         The provider agency shall develop criteria and implement procedures for host families to request more than the required minimum average hours of relief based on an individual's needs.  The provider agency must submit this criteria and procedures to the Department for review.  The Department may require changes based upon its review.

 

4)         The provider agency shall employ or contract with, train, and pay all persons providing relief services to the host family.  These functions shall not be performed by the host family.

 

5)         The provider agency shall not allow for relief services for a host family by a relative of the host family.

 

6)         All relief workers must meet the same training requirements and background checks of the host family.

 

7)         The provider agency shall ensure that host families do not leave individuals in the care of untrained and/or unauthorized persons.

 

8)         Individuals shall not be moved from their residence for durations of overnight stays or longer for the sole purpose of providing relief to host families.  Overnight or absence from the host family arrangement for the benefit of the individuals must be addressed in the ISP.

 

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