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April 20, 2015

Here’s some more specific information about the CMS Final Rule as a follow-up to last week’s Note:

Home and Community-based settings must have the following qualities:

  • It must be integrated into the community, including opportunities to seek employment in competitive integrated settings and engage in the community.
  • The setting has to be selected by the individual.
  • The setting has to ensure privacy, dignity and respect and freedom from coercion and restraint.
  • The setting has to optimize individual initiate, autonomy and independence in life choices.
  • The setting will facilitate individual choice regarding services and supports, including who provides them.

More specifically, in homes owned by KenCrest:

  • There needs to be a typical landlord-tenant agreement
  • Individuals must have privacy in their living and sleeping units, meaning that:
    • Units must have lockable doors
    • Individuals must have choice if there is a roommate
    • Individuals control their own schedules, including access to food at any time
    • Individuals can have visitors at any time
    • The setting is physically accessible to the individual
  • There is a process in the Final Rule that allows for modifications to the above rules for a variety of reasons but any modification requires written justification and must be supported by a specific assessed need and justified in the person-centered plan.

April 20th, 2015 Uncategorized
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