and/or rehabilitation services must be provided by mental health professionals
or by mental health service personnel.
(2) The program must provide access to
general medical services either by a written agreement with a medical facility
or physician or by employing a physician who is a non-psychiatrist to serve as
(3) The program
must maintain a written agreement with a psychiatrist to serve as a psychiatric
(4) The program must
provide at least one (1) staff person on-duty/on-site for each ten- (10)
service recipients present. Staff persons counted in the staff-to-service
recipient ratio may only be persons who are assigned to provide direct day
program services as described by written job description. Support staff such as
clerical, housekeeping, van and bus driver staff; students involved in an
on-site practicum for academic credit, and volunteers, may not be counted in
the staff-to-recipient ratio.
The program must provide at least one on duty staff certified in CPR and
trained in First aid and the Heimlich maneuver.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed May
26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Amendment filed December 30, 2002; effective
March 15, 2003.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-302,
33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, and 33-2-302.