(1) Treatment and/or rehabilitation services
must be provided by properly licensed or certified mental health professionals
or by mental health personnel who are under the direct supervision of a
properly licensed or certified mental health professional. Qualifications of
individuals who will provide educational programs shall meet the employment
standards outlined in the State Board of Education Rules, Regulations, and
(2) The facility
must maintain a written agreement with or employ a licensed physician to serve
as medical consultant.
(3) If the
consulting physician is not a psychiatrist, the facility must arrange for the
regular, consultative, and emergency services of a licensed
(4) The facility must
provide at least one (1) staff person on-duty/on-site fore each six (6) clients
present. Staff persons counted in the staff-to-client 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, and students involved in an on-site practice for academic credit
may not be counted in the staff-to-client ratio.
(5) The facility must provide at least one
(1) on-duty staff member trained in First Aid, CPR, and the Heimlich
(6) A training plan for
each non-doctoral level staff person must be documented.
(7) The operator must perform background
checks on all employees and volunteers. A person, whether an employee or a
volunteer, who is named as a suspect in an "indicated" report of child sexual
abuse, or who is currently charged with committing a crime against a child must
not work as a caregiver or have any contact with the children.
(8) Children must not be in the care of or
have any direct contact while in the care of the facility with a person who has
been convicted of a crime involving children or of violating a law enacted to