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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 19 - Supported Living Service
Article 6 - Training Requirements
§58651. Vendor Orientation Requirements.
§58651. Vendor Orientation Requirements.
 
(a) Each SLS vendor shall be responsible for SLS orientation of the SLS vendor's paid and unpaid staff, whose duties include the direction or supervision of SLS, or direct service delivery of the services defined in Title 17, Section 54349 (a), (b), and (c).
(b) SLS orientation for each staff member shall occur within the first two weeks of employment, and shall include:
(1) An overview of the SLS vendor's mission, policies, practices, and SLS philosophy as stated in the approved service design, pursuant to Section 58632 , or as otherwise approved by the regional center pursuant to Section 58630 (d);
(2) An understanding of the IPP objectives of each consumer with whom the staff member works directly;
(3) A focus on the practical use of SLS to promote a consumer's self-reliance;
(4) Consumers' protections and rights, including:
(A) The operation of the SLS vendor's internal grievance procedure;
(B) Fair hearing provisions, pursuant to Title 17, Sections 50900 through 50964 ;
(C) Special incident reporting, pursuant to Title 17, Section 54327 ;
(D) Rights of consumers specified in Sections 58620 and 58621 ; and
(E) Protection of consumers from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation, including requirements for documenting and reporting such occurences.
(5) A review of appropriate conduct of staff in establishing and maintaining personal relationships with consumers; and
(6) Participation of consumers in a teaching, consulting, or other instructional resource capacity.

Note
Authority cited: Section 11152, Government Code; Sections 4648(a)(3) and 4690, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 4648(a)(3)(C), Welfare and Institutions Code.
History
1. New section filed 8-14-95 as an emergency; operative 8-14-95 (Register 95, No. 33). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-12-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 12-4-95 as an emergency; operative 12-12-95 (Register 95, No. 49). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-10-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
3. New section refiled 4-8-96 as an emergency; operative 4-10-96 (Register 96, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-6-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 8-14-95 order, including amendment of subsections (b)(4)(E) and (b)(6) and Note, transmitted to OAL 8-8-96 and filed 9-20-96 (Register 96, No. 38).
5. Amendment of subsection (b)(4)(C) filed 6-27-2001 as an emergency; operative 7-1-2001 (Register 2001, No. 26). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-29-2001 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
6. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 6-27-2001 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2001, No. 43). 
7. Amendment of subsection (b)(4)(C) filed 10-25-2001 as an emergency; operative 10-31-2001 (Register 2001, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-28-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-25-2001 order transmitted to OAL 2-28-2002 and filed 4-10-2002 (Register 2002, No. 15).