37.90.452 HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES FOR ADULTS WITH SEVERE AND DISABLING MENTAL ILLNESS: RESIDENTIAL HABILITATION, INTENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH GROUP HOME
(1) Residential habilitation, intensive mental health group home, provides 24-hour care designed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of a member and provide supervision for the member to live and participate in the community.
(2) Intensive mental health group homes must be licensed in accordance with ARM Title 37, chapter 106, subchapter 19.
(3) Only the Montana State Hospital, the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center, or the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division may refer a member for intensive mental health group home services under the waiver program.
(4) An intensive mental health group home must:
(a) be a licensed mental health center with a group home endorsement;
(b) be approved by the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division; and
(c) be knowledgeable about commitment and recommitment processes, as well as the process for use of involuntary medications.
(5) Intensive mental health group homes consist of the following staff:
(a) a program supervisor, .5 FTE, who provides clinical supervision as described in the member's Person-Centered Recovery Plan;
(b) a residential manager, 1.0 FTE; and
(c) 24 hour onsite awake staff with at least a 1:3 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.
(6) The member must:
(a) have a history of repeated unsuccessful placements in less intensive community-based programs;
(b) have at least one full year combined of institutionalization within the past three years; and
(c) exhibit an inability to perform activities of daily living in an appropriate manner due to the member's Severe and Disabling Mental Illness (SDMI) diagnosis.
(7) Intensive 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;
(c) medical escort;
(d) crisis stabilization services as needed by the member;
(e) close supervision and support of daily living activities;
(f) access to community involvement;
(g) care coordination;
(h) discharge planning; and
(i) transportation and supervision, if appropriate, to suitable community resources.
(8) 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.