(1) Community-based single gender residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders may be located in residential neighborhoods, comparable to other homes in the neighborhood, and shall reflect the environment of a home. To be licensed to provide community-based residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders ASAM Level III.3 medium intensity treatment, a provider must meet the following:
(a) staffing or security measures sufficient to assure the safety of residents, staffing requirements may include but are not limited to:
(i) licensed addiction counselor (LAC);
(ii) individuals trained in managing co-occurring disorders;
(iii) case managers that have a minimum of two years of higher education or four or more years of related work experience and orientation to the facility's policies and procedures; and
(iv) rehabilitation aides that have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and orientation to the facilities policies and procedures.
(b) service requirements including but not limited to the following program policies must address:
(i) these homes as transitional versus permanent living environments and how they provide interim supports and services for persons with substance use disorders and related problems;
(ii) admission criteria indicating that the individual is appropriate for these settings;
(iii) define the criteria for the length of stay in the facilities;
(iv) how clinical treatment is provided either on- or off-site; and
(v) how life skills training including vocational services is incorporated into daily residential living to prepare residents to assume permanent housing and independent living.