(1) Habilitation is the provision of intervention services designed for assisting a consumer to acquire, retain, and improve the self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully at home and in the community.

(2) Habilitation services may include:

(a) residential habilitation;

(b) day habilitation;

(c) prevocational services; and

(d) supported employment.

(3) Residential habilitation is habilitation provided in a licensed group home for persons with physical disabilities or a specialized licensed adult residential care facility.

(4) Day habilitation is habilitation provided in a day service setting.

(5) Prevocational services are habilitative activities that foster employability for a consumer who is not expected to join the general work force or participate in a transitional sheltered workshop within a year by preparing the consumer for paid or unpaid work. Prevocational services include teaching compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving and safety.

(6) Supported employment is intensive ongoing support to assist a consumer who is unlikely to obtain competitive employment in performing work activities in a variety of settings, particularly work sites where nondisabled persons are employed. Supported employment service includes supervision, training, and other activities needed to sustain paid work by a consumer.

(7) An entity inclusive of its staff, providing habilitation services must be qualified generally to provide the services and specifically to meet each consumer's defined habilitation needs.

History: 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-113, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 1983 MAR p. 863, Eff. 7/15/83; AMD, 1986 MAR p. 2094, Eff. 1/1/87; AMD, 1988 MAR p. 1268, Eff. 7/1/88; AMD, 1991 MAR p. 470, Eff. 12/14/90; TRANS & AMD, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 2023, Eff. 7/28/00; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 1722, Eff. 8/26/11.