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317:40-5-62. Evaluation of policy violation or program concern in a specialized foster care home

Revised 9-12-22

(a) Developmental Disabilities Services DDS SFC staff begin an evaluation upon receipt of a complaint or observation of SFC provider policy violations or concerns.

(b) Concerns may include the SFC provider's:

(1) Use of judgment;

(2) Provision of program supervision;

(3) Non-compliance with Oklahoma Human Services or Oklahoma Health Care Authority policy or contract; or

(4) Other related issues.

(c) When abuse, neglect, or exploitation is suspected, appropriate authorities are contacted, as specified in OAC 317:40-5-61.

(d) The evaluation includes interviews with:

(1) The service recipient;

(2) The DDSD case manager;

(3) The provider;

(4) Any other person(s) living in the home; and

(5) Any other person(s) who may have relevant information.

(e) When the evaluation findings indicate policy or contract concerns or violations, the DDS social services specialist (SSS), and the SFC provider meet to develop a Plan of Action for correcting the concerns or violations.  The DDS SSS notifies the DDS case manager of the agreed Plan of Action when the case manager is responsible for monitoring to ensure the Plan of Action is accomplished.  (f) When the provider fails to complete the Plan of Action, the DDS SSS consults the area residential services programs manager to determine if the home should be closed, per OAC 317:40-5-64.

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