N.H. Code Admin. R. He-C 4001.28 - Homeless Youth Program

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) The requirements in this section shall apply only to programs which serve residents who are in homeless youth placement.
(b) Programs receiving homeless youth in accordance with RSA 170-E:25, II(d) , shall do so for the purpose of providing shelter, basic needs, and services, which shall include an individual assessment, referral, housing, and case management to facilitate safety, permanency, well being, and independent living.
(c) The program shall submit to the department with the license application a written policy consistent with the mandated reporting statute RSA 169-C:29 through RSA 169-C:39, with a particular focus on neglect and abandonment.
(d) The homeless youth program shall provide training to all staff on the mandated reporting statute RSA 169-C:29 through RSA 169-C:39 and on the policy in (c) above.
(e) Homeless youth programs shall comply with RSA 170-E:27-a, except that the notification in RSA 170-E:27-a, I(c) , shall be to the department's division for children, youth and families.
(f) Homeless youth programs shall document attempts to contact a parent or legal guardian of a resident 16 or 17 years of age in accordance with RSA 170-E:27-a.
(g) Agencies licensed as homeless youth programs which have a license for one or more additional types of residential child care programs shall submit to the department with the license application a policy consistent with RSA 169-C:16, II, and RSA 169-D:9-c, I, to address supervision, commingling, and safety for multiple populations.
(h) Homeless youth programs shall develop written protocols with local police department(s) regarding notification to the local police department for residents who are 16 or 17 years of age. In cases where local police departments refuse to participate in the development of such protocols, the homeless youth program shall document the efforts taken to engage them.
(i) Homeless youth programs shall comply with He-C 4001.01 through 4001.25, and this section with the exception of:
(1) He-C 4001.12(b) -(i) ; and
(2) He-C 4001.21(b) -(e) .
(j) Homeless youth programs shall maintain written documentation for each resident including the following information:
(1) Name, sex and age of the resident;
(2) Name, address and telephone number of an adult next of kin or guardian, if available;
(3) Date of admission;
(4) Referral source, if any;
(5) Medical or health information, if available;
(6) Any diseases or injuries diagnosed while in care; and
(7) Educational status.
(k) Homeless youth programs shall obtain urgent medical or dental care for each resident, as needed.
(l) If parental authorization for medical treatment, in accordance with He-C 4001.12(a) , is not obtainable for residents who are 16 or 17 years of age, the homeless youth program shall document efforts to obtain such authorization.
(m) If urgent medical or dental treatment is not available due to lack of parental authorization, the program shall contact the division for children youth and families for assistance.
(n) Homeless youth programs shall provide residents with information about educational rights in accordance with the McKinney Vinto Act ( 42 USC 11431 et. seq.) .
(o) Homeless youth programs shall make appropriate referrals for the resident based on the health, education, housing, and permanency needs of each resident including available community-based services and resources.
(p) Homeless youth programs shall develop a transition and discharge plan for each resident that addresses the resident's needs at the time of discharge.

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N.H. Code Admin. R. He-C 4001.28

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