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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 4 - Residential Services and Quality Assurance Regulations
Article 3 - Program Design
§56013. Program Design Requirements.
§56013. Program Design Requirements.
 
(a) Each facility applying for Service Level 2, 3 or 4  approval shall submit a written program design to the regional center pursuant to Section 56005 which is based upon the principles of normalization as measured by consumer participation in a variety of integrated, age-appropriate activities which take place in natural environments, at home, at work, in the community and during leisure time.
(b) The program design shall include:
(1) An organizational chart for the facility;
(2) A statement of purpose, a description of consumer services to be provided, and expected service outcomes for consumers to be served;
(3) Facility entrance and exit criteria which identify the characteristics of the consumer population the facility intends to serve, including age range, gender, ambulatory status, medical conditions, self-help skills and behavioral characteristics;
(4) A description of program preparation functions to be performed by facility staff which is consistent with the requirements specified in Section 56004 (e)(1) through (6);
(5) A description of staff qualifications and a duty statement for each staff position in the facility;
(6) A sample staff schedule; and
(7) A staff training plan.
(c) In addition to subsection (b) the program design for each facility applying for Service Level 3 approval shall include:
(1) A description of services designed to enhance the capabilities of consumers including those with:
(A) Significant deficits in self-help skills; and/or
(B) Some limitations in physical coordination and mobility; and/or
(C) Disruptive or self-injurious behavior.
(d) In addition to subsection (b) the program design for each facility applying for Service Level 4 approval shall include:
(1) A description of services designed to enhance the capabilities of consumers including those with:
(A) Severe deficits in self-help skills; and/or
(B) Severe impairment in physical coordination and mobility; and/or
(C) Severely disruptive or self-injurious behavior.
(2) A description of consultant qualifications, hours and duties;
(3) A specific description of the instructional methods and techniques to be utilized to achieve the desired service outcomes; and
(4) A methodology for measurement of consumer progress toward achievement of IPP objectives which includes:
(A) Types of data to be collected;
(B) Data collection systems;
(C)  Frequency of data collection; and
(D) Methods and intervals for summarizing data and reporting on progress made toward achieving IPP objectives.
Note
Authority cited: Sections 4648(a), 4681.1, 4748 and 4791(i), Welfare and Institutions Code; Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147. Reference: Sections 4501, 4646, 4648, 4681.1 and 4791, Welfare and Institutions Code.
History
1. New section filed 1-14-91; operative 2-13-91 (Register 91, No. 14).
2. New subsections (a)(1)(A) and (a)(4), and amendment of renumbered subsections (a)(4)-(7) and NOTE filed 11-4-91 as an emergency; operative 11-4-91 (Register 92, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 3-3-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New subsections (a)(1)(A) and (a)(4), and amendment of renumbered subsections (a)(4)-(7) and NOTE refiled 3-4-92 as an emergency; operative 3-4-92 (Register 92, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 7-2-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-4-92 order including repealer of subsections (a)(1)(A) and (d)(3) and amendment of subsections (a)(4) and (d)(2) transmitted to OAL 6-25-92 and filed 8-4-92 (Register 92, No. 32).
5. Amendment of section filed 9-20-93 as an emergency; operative 9-20-93. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147 (Register 93, No. 39). These regulations shall not be repealed by the Office of Administrative Law and shall remain in effect until revised or repealed, as appropriate.
6. Amendment of section filed 11-23-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 47).
7. Editorial correction of History 5 (Register 94, No. 47).
8. Editorial correction of subsections (a) and (d)(4)(D) (Register 95, No. 18).
9. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 12-2-98 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 98, No. 49).