A Plan of Care
must be developed for each service recipient. The plan must be based on initial
and ongoing assessment of needs and strengths and must be completed within
fourteen (14) days of admission into the vocational program. Documentation of
the plan must be made in the service recipient's record and must include the
(a) Service recipient's
(b) Date of plan of care
(c) Needs and
strengths of the service recipient that are to be addressed within the
particular service/program component.
(d) Observable and measurable service
recipient long and short-term goals that are related to specific needs
identified and which are to be addressed by the particular service/program
(e) Interventions that
address specific goals and objectives, identify staff responsible for
interventions, and planned frequency of contact.
(f) Signature(s) of the staff who develop the
plan and the primary staff responsible for its implementation.
(g) Signature of service recipient (and/or
conservator, legal guardian, or attorney in-fact). Reasons for refusal to sign
and/or inability to participate in the Plan of Care development must be
of Care must be reviewed by program staff and the service recipient within
three months of the initial development of the Plan of Care. The second review
must take place within six months after the development of the Plan of Care,
and every six months thereafter. The review must include the following
(a) Dated signature(s) of
appropriate staff; and
assessment of progress toward each goal and/or objective with revisions as
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed July
20, 1993; effective October 3, 1993. 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.