(1) The purpose of these rules in this subchapter is to establish licensing requirements for adult foster care homes (AFCH).

(2) The purpose of an AFCH is to offer in a home-like safe environment, light personal care, custodial care, and supervision to aged or disabled adults who require assistance in meeting their basic needs. Residents' needs are to be addressed in a manner that supports and enables residents to maximize their ability to function at the highest level of independence possible.

(3) An AFCH is limited to light personal care, custodial care, and supervision and does not provide skilled nursing care except as provided for in ARM 37.100.136.

(4) The licensing requirements for operating an AFCH do not apply to persons in a mutual or shared living arrangement.

History: 50-5-103, 50-5-215, MCA; IMP, 50-5-101, 50-5-103, 50-5-215, 50-5-216, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 289, Eff. 3/29/85; TRANS, from Dept. of SRS, 1987 MAR p. 1492, Eff. 7/1/87; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 2207, Eff. 12/22/89; TRANS, from DFS, 1998 MAR p. 667; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1098, Eff. 5/23/14.