Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-01-.05 - DEFINITION OF DISTINCT CATEGORIES OF MENTAL RETARDATION FACILITIES

(1) Mental Retardation Adult Habilitation Day Facility - A non-residential facility which offers a variety of habilitative activities to adults with mental retardation. Such habilitative activities may range from training activities in independent living to vocational skills depending on the needs of the service recipients being served. This includes adult developmental training, work activity, and sheltered workshop programs but does not include job placement and supported employment programs.
(2) Mental Retardation Boarding Home Facility - A residential facility that offers personal care services including room, board, and supervision to two (2) or more mentally retarded adults unrelated by blood or marriage to the owner or operator of the facility. The service recipients of such facilities are capable of self-preservation, able to care for basic self-help needs with minimal assistance, able to care for personal possessions, able to maintain personal living areas in a state of orderliness, able to recognize danger or threat to personal safety, able to maintain behavior which is generally tolerable to the community, and able to attend to minor health care needs.
(3) Mental Retardation Diagnosis and Evaluation Facility - A non-residential facility which provides personnel and testing resources to perform diagnosis and evaluation of persons having, or suspected of having mental retardation.
(4) Mental Retardation Institutional Habilitation Facility - A facility which offers on a regular basis health-related services to individuals with mental retardation who do not require the degree of care and treatment which a hospital or skilled nursing facility is designed to provide but, because of physical or mental condition, require residential care and services (more than room and board) that involve health-related care under the supervision of a physician. Such a facility also offers an intensive program of habilitative services.
(5) Mental Retardation Placement Services Facility - A facility program which provides or arranges regular residential placements in the individual home of care providers who are recruited, trained, and supervised by the facility program. The entity licensed is the program delivering such services rather than the individual homes of the program's care providers. No more than three (3) service recipients at a time are placed in an individual care provider's home. Such programs are known as foster care and sponsor care.
(6) Mental Retardation Preschool Facility - A non-residential facility which offers a program of training, habilitation, or care to mentally retarded minors or minors at risk of mental retardation not of the chronological mandatory age to be enrolled in services of the Department of Education, and which is designed to teach self-help, socialization, communication, or school readiness skills, or designed to train parents or surrogates in methods and techniques of habilitation of the mentally retarded person.
(7) Mental Retardation Residential Habilitation Facility - A residential facility which provides room and board, and assistance in acquiring, retaining and improving self-help, socialization, adaptive skills, and any other services necessary for a service recipient to live in a community setting. The facility shall provide training in the acquisition of, and assistance in completing skills related to, daily living, personal grooming, cleanliness, household chores, eating, meal preparation and any other skills necessary, based on the service recipient's needs. Any of these services shall be specified in the Individual Support Plan with specific therapeutic goals. Any professional services delivered in the facility shall be provided by duly licensed staff and specified in the Individual Support Plan.
(8) Mental Retardation Respite Care Services Facility - A facility program which provides or arranges for the temporary placement of service recipients in the care of persons recruited, trained, and supervised by the program facility for the purpose of giving relief to the regular caregiver or to provide other assistance to the service recipient, the service recipient's family, guardian, or care giver. The licensed entity is the program delivering such services rather than the individual homes of the program's providers. No more than three (3) service recipients at a time are placed in an individual care provider's home.
(9) Mental Retardation Semi-Independent Living Facility - A facility program which services adult service recipients who are able to reside in a housing situation without program staff residing on site to supervise the service recipients' home life style but require the support services of program staff in order to reside in such housing situations. The facility program offers and provides regular and as needed support services in procuring or monitoring adequate housing for service recipients, supervising home life styles, and assisting in development of higher-order independent living skills. The entity licensed is the program delivering the services rather than the individual dwellings for service recipients.
(10) Mental Retardation Supported Living Services Facility - A service entity which provides support and assistance to individuals with mental retardation who live in their own homes or apartments but require such staff support and assistance to reside in such housing situations. Service entity staff provide support and assistance on a regular basis in accordance with the needs of the individual(s) living in the home. No more than three (3) persons receiving services shall reside in the home. The service entity delivering the support is licensed rather than the homes of the individuals receiving the support.

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-01-.05
Original rule filed November 16, 1978; effective January 1, 1979. Amendment filed May 22, 1979; effective July 10, 1979. Repeal and new rule filed November 30, 1983; effective December 30, 1983. Rule renumbered as 0940-05-2-.18. New rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Repeal filed September 4, 2003; effective January 28, 2004. New rule filed June 29, 2004; effective September 12, 2004.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-4-103, 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-101, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, and 33-2-302.

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