Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-1200 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

For the purposes of K.A.R. 28-4-1200 through K.A.R. 28-4-1218, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Administrator" means a person employed by a PRTF who is responsible for the overall administration of the PRTF.
(b) "Applicant" means a person who has applied for a license but who has not yet been granted a license to operate a PRTF. This term shall include an applicant who has been granted a temporary permit to operate a PRTF.
(c) "Basement" means each area in a building with a floor level more than 30 inches below ground level on all sides.
(d) "Department" means the Kansas department of health and environment.
(e) "Direct care staff" means the staff members employed by the PRTF to supervise the residents.
(f) "Exception" means a waiver of compliance with a specific PRTF regulation or any portion of a specific PRTF regulation that is granted by the secretary to an applicant or a licensee.
(g) "Individual plan of care" means a written, goal-oriented treatment plan and therapeutic activities designed to move the resident to a level of functioning consistent with living in a community setting.
(h) "Licensee" means a person who has been granted a license to operate a PRTF.
(i) "Program" means the comprehensive and coordinated activities and services providing for the care and treatment of residents.
(j) "Program director" means the staff person responsible for the oversight and implementation of the program.
(k) "Psychiatric residential treatment facility" and "PRTF" mean a residential facility for which the applicant or licensee meets the requirements of K.A.R. 28-4-1201.
(l) "Resident" means an individual who is at least six years of age but not yet 22 years of age and who is accepted for care and treatment in a PRTF.
(m) "Resident record" means any electronic or written document concerning a resident admitted to a PRTF that is created or obtained by an employee of the PRTF.
(n) "Restraint" means the application of physical force or any mechanical devices or the administration of any drugs for the purpose of restricting the free movement of a resident's body.
(o) "Seclusion" means the involuntary confinement of a resident in a separate or locked room or an area from which the resident is physically prevented from leaving.
(p) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Kansas department of health and environment.
(q) "Treatment" means comprehensive, individualized, goal-directed, therapeutic services provided to residents.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-1200
Authorized by K.S.A. 65-508 and 65-510; implementing K.S.A. 65-503 and 65-508; effective Oct. 9, 2009.

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