37.106.3009 EATING DISORDER CENTERS (EDC): WRITTEN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
(1) In addition to requirements in ARM 37.106.330, the EDC policy and procedure manual must include information for:
(a) eligibility for services;
(b) client screenings and assessments;
(c) plan of care;
(d) client rights and grievances;
(e) monitoring the client's weight and food related behaviors;
(f) maintaining clinical records;
(g) establishing fiscal policies governing the management of organizational funds;
(h) establishing and maintaining orientation and ongoing staffing requirements;
(i) informing clients of policies pertaining to the EDC;
(j) screening, hiring, and assessing staff which include conducting practices that assist the EDC in identifying employees that may pose a risk or threat to the health, safety, or welfare of any resident, and provide written documentation of the findings and the outcome in the employee's file;
(k) reporting suspected abuse or neglect in accordance with Title 52, chapter 3, part 8, MCA, for adults; and in accordance with Title 41, chapter 3, part 2, MCA, for children.
(l) reporting requirements to notify the department's Quality Assurance Division, by e-mail or fax within 24 hours, of a client, staff, volunteer, or visitor death where the death occurs on-site or in service related activities; of any fire, accident, or other incident resulting in significant damage to the service site;
(m) defining staff ethical standards and conduct, including investigating and reporting of unprofessional conduct to the applicable professional licensing authority;
(o) meal support, if applicable;
(p) the management, storage, and disposal of any prescription and over-the-counter drugs;
(q) client transportation, if provided by the EDC;
(r) crisis intervention services; and
(s) conducting staff criminal background checks including convictions that disqualify individuals from employment.
(2) The policy and procedure manual must include a current organizational chart delineating the current lines of authority, responsibility, and accountability for the administration and provision of all client services.