Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-330 - Definitions

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

(a) "Administrator" means a person employed by a secure residential treatment facility who is responsible for the overall administration of the facility.
(b) "Basement" means each area with a floor level more than 30 inches below ground level on all four sides.
(c) "Clinical director" means a person who is employed by the secure residential treatment facility, who is responsible for the overall treatment program, and who is approved by the Kansas behavioral sciences regulatory board, Kansas board of nursing, or Kansas board of healing arts to diagnose and treat mental and behavioral disorders.
(d) "Corporal punishment" means an activity directed toward modifying a youth's behavior by means of adverse physical contact, including spanking with the hand or an implement, slapping, swatting, pulling hair, or any similar activity.
(e) "Department" means the Kansas department of health and environment.
(f) "Discipline" means the ongoing process of helping youth develop inner control so that they can manage their own behavior in a socially approved manner.
(g) "Individual plan of care" means a written, goal-oriented treatment plan to enable a youth to function in a less restrictive environment, including the planned programs, therapies, and activities designed to move the individual to a level of functioning consistent with living in a community setting.
(h) "Involuntary seclusion" means the removal of a youth from other youths to a separate locked room or quarters.
(i) "License" means a document issued by the Kansas department of health and environment that authorizes a licensee to operate and maintain a secure residential treatment facility.
(j) "Program" means the comprehensive and coordinated activities and services providing for the care, protection, and treatment of youth.
(k) "Program director" means the staff person responsible for the oversight and implementation of the program.
(l) "Restraint" means the application of any devices, other than human force alone, to any part of the body of a youth in care for the purpose of preventing the youth from causing injury to oneself or others.
(m) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Kansas department of health and environment.
(n) "Secure facility" means a child care facility that is operated or structured to ensure that the entrances and exits from the facility are under the exclusive control of the staff.
(o) "Secure residential treatment facility" means a secure facility operated or structured to provide a therapeutic residential care alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for five or more youth with a diagnosis of a severe emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric condition.
(p) "Treatment" means comprehensive, individualized, goal-directed, therapeutic services provided to youth.
(q) "Treatment team" means the secure residential treatment facility's interdisciplinary personnel responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of each youth's individualized plan of care.
(r) "Youth" means a person or persons who are admitted to a secure residential treatment facility for treatment.
(s) "Youth care staff" means the persons employed by the secure residential treatment facility to supervise the youth.
(t) "Youth record" means any electronic or written document concerning a youth admitted to a secure residential treatment facility that is created or obtained by an employee of the secure residential treatment facility.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-330
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-508; effective, T-28-7-8-99, July 8, 1999; effective Nov. 5, 1999.

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