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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 4 - Consumer Placement and Relocation
§56019. Consumer Admission.
§56019. Consumer Admission.
 
(a) When the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative, administrator and the service coordinator have reached an agreement regarding consumer placement or relocation to a specific facility, the administrator shall:
(1) Establish with the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative and the service coordinator a date and time for the consumer's admission to the facility;
(2) Explain any facility rules and the facility grievance procedure to the consumer and the consumer's authorized representative via methods appropriate to the communication skills of the consumer, and document such explanation in the consumer notes;
(3) Determine, with the service coordinator, and consumer or the consumer's authorized representative, how the consumer's personal and incidental allowance shall be dispensed and recorded; and
(4) Meet with the consumer and the consumer's family or the consumer's authorized representative on the day of admission.
(b) The service coordinator shall:
(1) For a consumer who is 18 years of age or younger, and as appropriate, up to 22 years of age:
(A) Identify the person responsible for representing the interests of the consumer for educational and related services, and provide this information in writing to the administrator;
(B) Notify the special education administrator for the school district in which the facility is located of the date the consumer will be admitted to the facility and any special educational services required.
(2) Document in the consumer's regional center record that the administrator was provided with the information specified in Section 56017 (b)(1)-(9);
(3) Accompany the consumer to the facility at the time of admission unless other arrangements have been made with the consumer, or the consumer's authorized representative, and the administrator;
(A) The service coordinator shall, when not present on the day of admission, make a personal or telephone contact with the consumer, or the consumer's authorized representative and the administrator within five working days of the admission and meet with both the administrator and consumer and/or the consumer's authorized representative when requested by the administrator, consumer or the consumer's authorized representative.
(4) Provide and explain to the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative, information regarding the consumer's rights as specified in Section 56002 (a)(9); and
(5) Provide a telephone number to the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative where he/she can contact the service coordinator.
(c) Each regional center shall develop a written admission agreement which shall be completed for each consumer.
(1) The admission agreement shall include statements certifying that:
(A) No objection has been made to admission of the consumer to the facility;
(B) The consumer or the consumer's authorized representative has been informed of the consumer's rights as defined in Section 56002 (a)(9); and
(C) The consumer has a continuing right, which will be honored by all facility staff, to choose where he/she will live.
(2) The admission agreement shall be:
(A) Signed by the facility administrator, the regional center and the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative; and
(B) Effective on the date the consumer is admitted to the facility.
Note
Authority cited: Sections 4681.1, 4748 and 4791(i),  Welfare and Institutions Code; Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147. Reference: Sections  4648, 4659, 4681.1, 4741, 4742, 4747, 4748, 4803 and 4791, Welfare and Institutions Code; Sections 56026(c)(4) and 56156, Education Code.
History
1. New section filed 1-14-91; operative 2-13-91 (Register 91, No. 14).
2. 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.
3. Amendment of section heading and text filed 11-23-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 47).
4. Editorial correction of History 2 (Register 94, No. 47).
5. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(2) and (4) and Reference cite (Register 95, No. 18).
6. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 6-19-95 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 95, No. 25).