Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-29-.04 - PROGRAM SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

(1) The program should insure core services are provided in the following areas that are organized around the needs of the service recipients served, their preferences, and their stated goals.
(a) Enhancement of the understanding of and ability of the service recipients served to manage and cope with their psychiatric disabilities.
(b) Entitlement/income budget maintenance.
(c) Self-care and independent living skills.
(d) Socialization and use of leisure time.
(e) Vocational development.
(2) In addition to the core services and dependent on the needs and preferences of the service recipients served, the program should provide or assess need for and make referrals for:
(a) Advocacy services.
(b) Alcoholism and other drug dependency education and/or services.
(c) Educational services.
(d) Family support and education.
(e) Job placement and support.
(f) Mental health services.
(g) Self-help and peer support.
(h) Safe, decent, and affordable housing.
(i) Medical services.
(3) Meetings of the service recipients served and program staff must be held on a regular basis to discuss matters of mutual concern such as program operations, problems, and the use of program resources.
(4) The program must establish procedures for outreach to link service recipients in the community who are in need of psychosocial rehabilitation with the program.
(5) The program's follow-up procedures should provide effective means to reach out to service recipients who are not attending, who are becoming isolated in the community, or who have been re-hospitalized.
(6) When residential services are provided, there must be a written description detailing the array of residential services provided, including the type and level of staffing or other services provided.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-29-.04
Original rule filed July 20, 1993; effective October 3, 1993. 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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