N.J. Admin. Code § 10:77-5.5 - Beneficiary rights

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Any provider entity providing intensive in-community mental health rehabilitation services shall demonstrate regard for the rights of the child, youth or young adult and their families/caregivers to exercise choice of provider. Service providers shall communicate with the child, youth or young adult in a language or format that is understood by all parties. Services shall be culturally sensitive, integrated, coordinated and provided in the least restrictive setting appropriate to the child's individual needs.
(b) The provider shall deliver services in a manner that includes the child, youth or young adult, primary caregiver, parent/legal guardian and Family Support Organization (FSO) representative in service planning and permits the maximum freedom of choice by the beneficiary in all areas of their lives, including, but not limited to:
1. Fully informing the child, youth or young adult and his or her parent/legal guardian or caregiver of all service options, and the benefits of those options; and
2. Allowing the child, youth or young adult and/or his or her parent/legal guardian or caregiver to participate in all decision-making processes about the services they receive, and to be appropriately advised of the expected benefits and possible consequences of those decisions.
(c) The agency shall inform each beneficiary, parent/legal guardian, and primary caregiver, as applicable, of their rights and of the responsibilities of the agency in a language or format that is understood by the individual to whom they are providing the information.
(d) The provider entity shall include the beneficiary, primary caregiver, parent/legal guardian and other relevant individuals in all phases of service planning, as appropriate.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:77-5.5

The following state regulations pages link to this page.



State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.