37.106.2004 MENTAL HEALTH CENTER: FOSTER CARE FOR ADULTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES, POLICY AND PROCEDURES
(1) Each mental health center that has a foster care program endorsement shall have policy and procedures in place to make initial and periodic assessment of the foster care provider's ability to meet the following criteria:
(a) ability to provide necessary services and supports to the client; and
(b) ability to support the client's rights as outlined in 53-21-142 , MCA.
(2) The mental health center shall provide an orientation session prior to the mental health center entering into a client placement agreement with the foster care provider, and at least annually on issues that at minimum address the following:
(a) the types of mental illnesses, etiology of mental illnesses, treatment approaches and recovery from mental illnesses;
(b) community resources and available mental health center services;
(c) therapeutic communications;
(d) program policies and procedures, including emergency procedures;
(e) legal responsibilities of mental health service providers and client rights;
(f) infection control and prevention of transmission of blood borne pathogens; and
(g) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Heimlich maneuver.
History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-103 and 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 1092, Eff. 3/29/02.