Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-903 - Program Review Committee (PRC)

A. The ISPP team shall submit to the PRC and Human Rights Committee any behavior treatment plan which includes:
1. Techniques that require the use of force.
2. Programs involving the use of response cost.
3. Programs which might infringe upon the rights of the client pursuant to applicable federal and state laws, including A.R.S. § 36-551.01.
4. The use of behavior-modifying medications.
5. Protective devices used to prevent a client from sustaining injury as a result of the client's self-injurious behavior.
B. The PRC shall be responsible for approving or disapproving plans specified in subsection (A) above and any other matters referred by an ISPP team member.
C. The PRC shall review and respond in writing within ten working days of receipt of a behavior treatment plan from the ISPP team, either approving or disapproving the plan. The response shall be signed and dated by each member present and shall be transmitted to the ISPP team with a copy to the chairperson of the Human Rights Committee for review and recommendations at its next regularly scheduled meeting pursuant to R6-6-1701 et seq. The response shall include:
1. A statement of agreement that the interventions approved are the least intrusive and present the least restrictive alternative.
2. Any special considerations or concerns including any specific monitoring instructions.
3. Any recommendations for change, including an explanation of the recommendations.
D. Each PRC shall issue written reports, as prescribed by the Division, summarizing its activities, findings and recommendations while maintaining client confidentiality.
1. On a monthly basis, report to a designated Division representative, with a copy to the chairperson of the Human Rights Committee.
2. On an annual basis, by December 31 of each calendar year, report to the Assistant Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities, with a copy to the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council.
E. The PRC shall be composed of, but not be limited to, the following persons designated by the District Program Manager:
1. The District Program Manager or his designee, who shall act as a chairperson.
2. A person directly providing habilitation services to clients.
3. A person qualified, as determined by the Division, in the use of behavior management techniques, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist.
4. A parent of an individual with a developmental disability but not the parent of the individual whose program is being reviewed.
5. A person with no ownership in a facility and who is not involved with providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
6. An individual with a developmental disability when appropriate.
F. A PRC shall be separate from but a complement to the ISPP team, and the Human Rights Committee established pursuant to R6-6-1701 et seq.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-903
Adopted effective February 21, 1990 (Supp. 90-1). Amended effective June 7, 1993, under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 93-2). Former Section R6-6-903 renumbered to R6-6-902, new Section R6-6-903 renumbered from R6-6-904 and amended effective September 30, 1993, under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 93-3).

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