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Shelter Care Services Certification Standards for Shelter Care Services, Rule Sections 2960.0510 to 2960.0530.

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1 Shelter Care Services Certification Standards for Shelter Care Services, Rule Sections to

2 Presenters Kathy Jefferson Childrens Mental Health Division MN Dept of Human Services Deborah Beske Brown Childrens Safety and Permanency MN Dept of Human Services

3 Shelter Certification Previously Rule Was part of standards for RTC. (Rule 5) Required assessment and evaluation New Rule Available as a program certification Subp 70 new definition is a program that offers short, time-limited services

4 Shelter Certification Must meet standards of rule sections to Does not need to comply to Group Residential standards, rule parts to

5 Shelter: Additional Services Rule section A.Assessments B.Basic Health Screening C.Discharge D.Immediate Needs E.Staff Ratio F.Use of Restrictive Procedures

6 Shelter: Additional Services A.Assessments Assess the residents vulnerabilities to maltreatment and develop plan to reduce risk Assess the residents situation, condition and immediate needs and develop a plan to meet basic needs.

7 Basic Services Basic Services ( ) must have stated objectives and be measurable. License holders who do not provide basic services, must coordinate and ensure the services are provided by the placement agency or in the community. Cooperation.

8 Shelter: Additional Services B.Basic Health Screening Same requirements as previous rule Health screening within 24 Does not mean a physical

9 Shelter: Additional Services C.Discharge When the child has been in the shelter for more than 10 days the shelter helps with the transition plan, and required in discharge planning in Document compliance with treatment plan. This is not a new requirement.

10 Shelter: Additional Services D.Immediate Needs Plan This is not a new requirement Suggest providing a copy of this plan to the placing-agency

11 Shelter: Additional Services E.Staff Ratio: Same as current rule for RTC, change for other programs offering shelter bed Day time: 1 staff to three children under age 6 1 staff to four children ages 6 to 8 1 staff to six children ages 9 to 11 1 staff to eight children ages 12 to 18 Night staff 1 staff to seven children under age 9 1 staff to twelve children ages 9 to older Gender Specific staff Children with special medical needs

12 Shelter: Additional Services Use of Restrictive Procedures Need Certification for Use See rule section

13 Length of Stay Days Review required to look at the childs need to remain in shelter and consider alternatives Written summary of review in file and sent to placing agency 90 Days Variance required for child to remain in shelter passed 90 days

14 Questions? Can a shelter facility continue to offer assessment and evaluation services? –Yes with Mental Health Certification Could a unit have both a shelter and another certification? –Yes Can a facility be have both a Shelter and detention certification? –Facilities will need to make a choice.


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