Or. Admin. R. 416-530-0200 - Certification Standards for Transitional Care Providers

(1) This rule establishes standards for OYA transitional care providers and their homes that offer specific independent living and transitional services for youth offenders 18 through 24 years of age.
(2) Definitions listed under OAR 416-530-0010 apply to this rule with the following additions and modifications:
(a) Frequent Visitor: A person who regularly visits a transitional care home more than five hours per week when a youth offender placed in the transitional care home is present.
(b) Member of the household: Any person, other than a youth offender, who lives in the transitional care home or on the property where the transitional care home is located, is a frequent visitor to the transitional care home, or assists in the care provided to the youth offender.
(c) Respite care: A temporary arrangement between a transitional care provider and an OYA-certified respite care provider to allow the transitional care provider time away from a youth offender.
(d) Transitional care respite provider: An individual, certified by OYA, and who temporarily assists with supervision of youth offenders when the transitional care provider is not available.
(e) Transitional care home: A Youth Offender Foster Home in the community that is maintained and lived in by an OYA-certified transitional care provider who provides supervision, food, lodging and transitional services for one or more youth offenders 18 through 24 years of age in that home.
(f) Transitional care provider: A foster parent certified by OYA who has been authorized by OYA to supervise youth offenders 18 through 24 years of age in a youth offender transitional care home setting.
(3) Unless otherwise specified in this rule, the provisions of OAR 416-530-0000 through 416-530-0090 and OAR chapter 416, divisions 335 and 800, apply to transitional care provider, applicants, transitional care providers and transitional care homes.
(4) Certification.
(a) Foster care certifiers must evaluate each transitional care home and surrounding property to determine which persons qualify as members of the household.
(b) Members of the household identified by the foster care certifier must complete criminal records checks pursuant to OAR division 800.
(c) Transitional care homes certified according to this rule must receive a certificate specifically providing that the home may provide services to youth offenders 18 through 24 years of age.
(5) Transitional care provider qualifications.
(a) Transitional care providers must be at least 25 years of age due to the age of the youth offenders in transitional care.
(b) Transitional care providers must be able to realistically evaluate which youth offenders they can accept and supervise.
(c) Transitional care providers must demonstrate competence in supervising youth offenders 18 through 24 years of age and promote the independent living skills of youth offenders as they transition toward independence.
(6) A transitional care provider must:
(a) Abide by the responsibilities described in the OYA Transitional Care Provider Agreement. This agreement must be signed at the time of initial certification and annually thereafter;
(b) Establish a system for a youth offender to notify the youth offender's transitional care provider of the youth offender's whereabouts at all times;
(c) Be accessible to youth offenders 24 hours per day so a youth offender may contact the transitional care provider in case of an emergency or other needs; and
(d) Respect and support the youth offender's relationship with his or her family by assisting OYA staff and the youth offender in planning and implementing visits between the youth offender and the youth offender's family as indicated by the youth offender's case plan, or the youth offender's JPPO.
(7) A transitional care provider must provide structure, accountability, and supervision designed to promote the development of independent living skills as identified in the youth offender's case plan.
(8) Respite transitional care.
(a) A respite care provider who provides care in his or her own home must have a current and valid OYA Certificate that specifically authorizes the individual to provide transitional care and serve youth offenders in his or her home.
(b) When transitional care providers are absent from supervising youth offenders at home during the day, youth offenders may remain in the transitional care home unsupervised if approved by the youth offender's JPPO, foster home certifier and the transitional care provider. If a youth offender's JPPO, foster home certifier, or transitional care provider determines that supervision is required, an OYA-certified respite care provider who is at least 25 years of age and capable of assuming transitional care responsibilities must be present to supervise the youth offender. Any adult who is at least 25 years of age and has obtained prior approval from the transitional care provider, JPPO, and foster home certifier may provide supervision of a youth offender in a transitional care home for three hours or less.
(c) When a transitional care provider plans to be absent from supervising youth offenders overnight or longer, the transitional care provider must provide OYA advance notice, and a respite care provider must supervise the youth offenders during the absence. The transitional care provider must provide the following information to OYA when providing OYA with such notice: the dates of absence; the telephone number where the transitional care provider may be reached; and the name, telephone number, and home address of the OYA-certified respite care provider.
(9) Food and nutrition. A transitional care provider must:
(a) Provide an appropriate quantity and quality of food. Transitional care providers are not required to provide prepared meals to youth offenders;
(b) Assist youth offenders with meal planning, and may provide meal preparation instruction;
(c) Provide youth offenders daily access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals and snacks; and
(d) Assist youth offenders to meet any special or cultural dietary needs of the youth offenders, including those ordered by a physician.
(10) Clothing and personal belongings. A transitional care provider must:
(a) Ensure each youth offender has adequate clothing that is appropriate to the youth offender's age, gender, and individual needs;
(b) Help facilitate youth offenders' money management skills to prepare for independent living and to meet any court-ordered financial obligations; and
(c) Provide each youth offender with individual, culturally-specific items necessary for personal care and grooming.
(11) Transitional care providers must ensure youth offenders have access to necessary transportation.
(12) Transitional care providers must report to OYA when a youth offender needs corrective or follow-up medical, mental health, or dental care, and assist youth offenders in arranging necessary care.
(13) Transitional care providers must assist youth offenders in understanding the purpose of medications, medication side effects, and how to manage their medications. Either a transitional care provider or the youth offender may administer the youth offender's daily dosage of medication. If the youth offender self-administers the daily dosage, the transitional care provider must verify that the youth offender self-administered the correct dosage. Youth offenders placed in transitional care homes may have access to over-the-counter medications.
(14) Transitional care providers must assist youth offenders in pursuing educational and vocational interests and opportunities in accordance with the youth offender's case plan.
(15) Transitional care providers must encourage youth offenders to develop and participate in prosocial leisure and community activities.
(16) Youth offenders in transitional care homes may have unsupervised access to swimming pools and hot tubs if approved by the transitional care provider and JPPO.
(17) Bedroom doors in transitional care homes may have locks if approved by the foster care certifier. A transitional care provider must have access to any locked room.
(18) A youth offender in a transitional care home may have access to domestic cleaning supplies. The transitional care provider must instruct youth offenders in the proper use of such supplies.

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Or. Admin. R. 416-530-0200
OYA 5-2009, f. 10-27-09, cert. ef. 11-2-09; OYA 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-14; OYA 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 3/2/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.025

Stats. Implemented: ORS 420.888 - 420.892

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