Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-15-.03 - PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS

(1) Treatment 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 medical consultant.
(3) The program must maintain a written agreement with a psychiatrist to serve as a psychiatric consultant.
(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.
(5) 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. & Regs. 0940-05-15-.03
Original rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Amendment filed December 30, 2002; effective March 15, 2003.

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

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