(1) Residential habilitation, mental health group home, provides 24 hours of available services and supports designed to ensure health, safety, and welfare of a member and assist the member in the acquisition and improvement of behaviors necessary to live and participate in the community.

(2) A mental health group home must be a licensed mental health center with a group home endorsement.

(3) Mental health group homes consist of the following staff:

(a) a program supervisor, .5 FTE, who provides clinical supervision as determined in the member's Person-Centered Recovery Plan;

(b) a residential manager, 1.0 FTE; and

(c) 24-hour onsite awake staff with a minimum 1:4 staffing ratio for at least 16 hours per day during awake hours and at least one staff for eight hours during sleeping hours, as determined by the provider.

(4) The member must have:

(a) a history of repeated unsuccessful placements in less intensive rehabilitative community-based programs;

(b) impaired interpersonal or social functioning;

(c) impaired occupational functioning;

(d) impaired judgment;

(e) poor impulse control; or

(f) a lack of family or other community or social supports.

(5) The member must exhibit:

(a) an inability to perform activities of daily living in an appropriate manner due to the member's SDMI diagnosis; and

(b) symptoms related to the SDMI severe enough that a less intensive level of service would be insufficient to support the member in an independent living environment and requires a structured treatment environment to be successfully treated in a less restrictive setting.

(6) Mental health group homes must offer the following service components:

(a) assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living as needed;

(b) medication management, administration, and oversite as needed;

(c) medical escort;

(d) crisis stabilization services as needed by the member;

(e) supervision and support of daily living activities;

(f) assistance with medications, including administration of medications as necessary;

(g) skills building in areas of community reintegration and independent living;

(h) care coordination;

(i) discharge planning for transition to a less restrictive setting; and

(j) transportation and supervision, if appropriate, to suitable community resources.

(7) A provider of adult residential care must report serious occurrences, as defined in ARM 37.90.403, to the department.


History: 53-2-201, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 1173, Eff. 7/1/20.