State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
HOUSE BILL 2099
Amending sections 8‑503, 8‑514.01, 36-401, 36‑551, 36‑554, 36‑558, 36‑558.01, 36‑591, 36‑592, 36‑593, 36‑594 and 36‑594.02, Arizona Revised Statutes; repealing section 36‑595.03, Arizona Revised Statutes; amending sections 36‑2939 and 41‑1037, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to developmental disabilities.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 8-503, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
8-503. Powers and duties
A. The division shall:
1. Exercise supervision over all child welfare agencies.
2. Advise and cooperate with the governing boards of all child welfare agencies.
3. Assist the staffs of all child welfare agencies by giving advice on progressive methods and procedures of child care and improvement of services.
4. Establish rules, regulations, and standards for:
(a) Licensing of child welfare agencies.
(b) Licensing of foster homes.
(c) Classifications of foster homes as:
(i) Receiving foster homes.
(ii) Regular foster homes.
(iii) Special classes of foster homes as are needed according to the types of problems involved.
(iv) Group foster homes.
(d) Certifying each foster home according to one or more of the categories prescribed in subdivision (c) of this paragraph.
(e) Initial and ongoing foster parent training programs.
(f) The method of approving foster parent training programs.
(g) Uniform amounts of payment for all foster homes according to certification. However, variations in uniform amounts of payments may be allowed for foster homes based on consideration of geographical location or age or mental or physical condition of a foster child.
(h) Renewal of licenses of child welfare agencies and foster homes.
(i) Form and content of investigations, reports and studies concerning disposition of children and foster home placement.
5. Establish a program of counseling and rehabilitation of parents whose children have been placed in foster homes.
6. Establish foster parent training programs or contract with other agencies, institutions or groups for the provision of such programs to foster parents. Foster parent training programs shall be established in at least the following areas:
(a) Initial and ongoing training as a foster parent for a regular or group foster home.
(b) Initial and ongoing training as a foster parent for a special foster home.
7. Regulate the importation and exportation of children.
8. In conjunction with the department of education and the department of juvenile corrections, develop and implement a uniform budget format to be submitted by licensed child welfare agencies. The budget format shall be developed in such a manner that, at a minimum, residential and educational instructional costs are separate and distinct budgetary items.
9. Beginning October 1, 1983, Establish as a goal that, at any given time, not more than fifty per cent percent of the total number of children whose maintenance is subsidized by title IV, part E of the social security act, as amended, shall be in foster care in excess of twenty‑four consecutive months. The division shall establish through regulations appropriate procedures to achieve the goal.
B. Except as provided in section 8‑514.01, large group settings for children, group homes for children and child developmental foster homes which that have one or more residents who are clients of the department with developmental disabilities shall be licensed pursuant to title 36, chapter 5.1, article 3. Rules, regulations and standards adopted pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 4 of this section shall not apply to group homes for children or child developmental foster homes licensed pursuant to title 36, chapter 5.1, article 3.
Sec. 2. Section 8-514.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
8-514.01. Placement of children with developmental disabilities
All foster placements of children with developmental disabilities made by the division shall be made to child developmental foster homes for children with developmental disabilities that are operated or licensed by the department of economic security pursuant to title 36, chapter 5.1, article 3 and that provide specialized programs for children with developmental disabilities, except that placements of children with developmental disabilities to other types of foster homes licensed pursuant to this article may be made, if the division determines that such placement is in the best interests of the child.
Sec. 3. Section 36-401, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-401. Definitions; adult foster care
A. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Accredited health care institution" means a health care institution, other than a hospital, that is currently accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation organization.
2. "Accredited hospital" means a hospital that is currently accredited by a nationally recognized organization on hospital accreditation.
3. "Adult day health care facility" means a facility that provides adult day health services during a portion of a continuous twenty‑four‑hour period for compensation on a regular basis for five or more adults who are not related to the proprietor.
4. "Adult day health services" means a program that provides planned care supervision and activities, personal care, personal living skills training, meals and health monitoring in a group setting during a portion of a continuous twenty‑four‑hour period. Adult day health services may also include preventive, therapeutic and restorative health-related services that do not include behavioral health services.
5. "Adult foster care home" means a residential setting that provides room and board and adult foster care services for at least one and no more than four adults who are participants in the Arizona long‑term care system pursuant to chapter 29, article 2 of this title or contracts for services with the United States department of veterans affairs and in which the sponsor or the manager resides with the residents and integrates the residents who are receiving adult foster care into that person's family.
6. "Adult foster care services" means supervision, assistance with eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, self‑medication and other routines of daily living or services authorized by rules adopted pursuant to section 36‑405 and section 36‑2939, subsection C.
7. "Assisted living center" means an assisted living facility that provides resident rooms or residential units to eleven or more residents.
8. "Assisted living facility" means a residential care institution, including an adult foster care home, that provides or contracts to provide supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services on a continuous basis.
9. "Assisted living home" means an assisted living facility that provides resident rooms to ten or fewer residents.
10. "Behavioral health services" means services that pertain to mental health and substance use disorders and that are either:
(a) Performed by or under the supervision of a professional who is licensed pursuant to title 32 and whose scope of practice allows for the provision of these services.
(b) Performed on behalf of patients by behavioral health staff as prescribed by rule.
11. "Construction" means the building, erection, fabrication or installation of a health care institution.
12. "Continuous" means available at all times without cessation, break or interruption.
13. "Controlling person" means a person who:
(a) Through ownership, has the power to vote at least ten per cent percent of the outstanding voting securities.
(b) If the applicant or licensee is a partnership, is the general partner or a limited partner who holds at least ten per cent percent of the voting rights of the partnership.
(c) If the applicant or licensee is a corporation, an association or a limited liability company, is the president, the chief executive officer, the incorporator or any person who owns or controls at least ten per cent percent of the voting securities. For the purposes of this subdivision, corporation does not include nonprofit corporations.
(d) Holds a beneficial interest in ten per cent percent or more of the liabilities of the applicant or the licensee.
14. "Department" means the department of health services.
15. "Directed care services" means programs and services, including supervisory and personal care services, that are provided to persons who are incapable of recognizing danger, summoning assistance, expressing need or making basic care decisions.
16. "Direction" means authoritative policy or procedural guidance for the accomplishment of a function or activity.
17. "Director" means the director of the department of health services.
18. "Facilities" means buildings that are used by a health care institution for providing any of the types of services as defined in this chapter.
19. "Freestanding urgent care center":
(a) Means an outpatient treatment center that, regardless of its posted or advertised name, meets any of the following requirements:
(i) Is open twenty‑four hours a day, excluding at its option weekends or certain holidays, but is not licensed as a hospital.
(ii) Claims to provide unscheduled medical services not otherwise routinely available in primary care physician offices.
(iii) By its posted or advertised name, gives the impression to the public that it provides medical care for urgent, immediate or emergency conditions.
(iv) Routinely provides ongoing unscheduled medical services for more than eight consecutive hours for an individual patient.
(b) Does not include the following:
(i) A medical facility that is licensed under a hospital's license and that uses the hospital's medical provider number.
(ii) A qualifying community health center pursuant to section 36‑2907.06.
(iii) Any other health care institution licensed pursuant to this chapter.
(iv) A physician's office that offers extended hours or same day same‑day appointments to existing and new patients and that does not meet the requirements of subdivision (a), item (i), (iii) or (iv) of this paragraph.
20. "Governing authority" means the individual, agency, partners, group or corporation, appointed, elected or otherwise designated, in which the ultimate responsibility and authority for the conduct of the health care institution are vested.
21. "Health care institution" means every place, institution, building or agency, whether organized for profit or not, that provides facilities with medical services, nursing services, behavioral health services, health screening services, other health‑related services, supervisory care services, personal care services or directed care services and includes home health agencies as defined in section 36‑151, outdoor behavioral health care programs and hospice service agencies. Health care institution does not include a community residential setting as defined in section 36‑551.
22. "Health‑related services" means services, other than medical, that pertain to general supervision, protective, preventive and personal care services, supervisory care services or directed care services.
23. "Health screening services" means the acquisition, analysis and delivery of health‑related data of individuals to aid in the determination of the need for medical services.
24. "Hospice" means a hospice service agency or the provision of hospice services in an inpatient facility.
25. "Hospice service" means a program of palliative and supportive care for terminally ill persons and their families or caregivers.
26. "Hospice service agency" means an agency or organization, or a subdivision of that agency or organization, that is engaged in providing hospice services at the place of residence of its clients.
27. "Inpatient beds" or "resident beds" means accommodations with supporting services, such as food, laundry and housekeeping, for patients or residents who generally stay in excess of twenty‑four hours.
28. "Licensed capacity" means the total number of persons for whom the health care institution is authorized by the department to provide services as required pursuant to this chapter if the person is expected to stay in the health care institution for more than twenty‑four hours. For a hospital, licensed capacity means only those beds specified on the hospital license.
29. "Medical services" means the services that pertain to medical care and that are performed at the direction of a physician on behalf of patients by physicians, dentists, nurses and other professional and technical personnel.
30. "Modification" means the substantial improvement, enlargement, reduction or alteration of or other change in a health care institution.
31. "Nonproprietary institution" means any health care institution that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, or that is operated by the state or any political subdivision of the state.
32. "Nursing care institution" means a health care institution that provides inpatient beds or resident beds and nursing services to persons who need continuous nursing services but who do not require hospital care or direct daily care from a physician.
33. "Nursing services" means those services that pertain to the curative, restorative and preventive aspects of nursing care and that are performed at the direction of a physician by or under the supervision of a registered nurse licensed in this state.
34. "Organized medical staff" means a formal organization of physicians, and dentists where appropriate, with the delegated authority and responsibility to maintain proper standards of medical care and to plan for continued betterment of that care.
35. "Outdoor behavioral health care program" means an agency that provides behavioral health services in an outdoor environment as an alternative to behavioral health services that are provided in a health care institution with facilities. Outdoor behavioral health care programs do not include:
(a) Programs, facilities or activities that are operated by a government entity or that are licensed by the department as a child care program pursuant to chapter 7.1 of this title.
(b) Outdoor activities for youth that are designated to be primarily recreational and that are organized by church groups, scouting organizations or similar groups.
(c) Outdoor youth programs licensed by the department of economic security.
36. "Personal care services" means assistance with activities of daily living that can be performed by persons without professional skills or professional training and includes the coordination or provision of intermittent nursing services and the administration of medications and treatments by a nurse who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15 or as otherwise provided by law.
37. "Physician" means any person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17.
38. "Residential care institution" means a health care institution other than a hospital or a nursing care institution that provides resident beds or residential units, supervisory care services, personal care services, behavioral health services, directed care services or health‑related services for persons who do not need continuous nursing services.
39. "Residential unit" means a private apartment, unless otherwise requested by a resident, that includes a living and sleeping space, kitchen area, private bathroom and storage area.
40. "Respite care services" means services that are provided by a licensed health care institution to persons otherwise cared for in foster homes and in private homes to provide an interval of rest or relief of not more than thirty days to operators of foster homes or to family members.
41. "Substantial compliance" means that the nature or number of violations revealed by any type of inspection or investigation of a health care institution does not pose a direct risk to the life, health or safety of patients or residents.
42. "Supervision" means direct overseeing and inspection of the act of accomplishing a function or activity.
43. "Supervisory care services" means general supervision, including daily awareness of resident functioning and continuing needs, the ability to intervene in a crisis and assistance in the self‑administration of prescribed medications.
44. "Temporary license" means a license that is issued by the department to operate a class or subclass of a health care institution at a specific location and that is valid until an initial licensing inspection.
45. "Unscheduled medical services" means medically necessary periodic health care services that are unanticipated or cannot reasonably be anticipated and that require medical evaluation or treatment before the next business day.
B. If there are fewer than four Arizona long‑term care system participants receiving adult foster care in an adult foster care home, nonparticipating adults may receive other types of services that are authorized by law to be provided in the adult foster care home as long as the number of adults served, including the Arizona long‑term care system participants, does not exceed four.
C. Nursing care services may be provided by the adult foster care licensee if the licensee is a nurse who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 15 and the services are limited to those allowed pursuant to law. The licensee shall keep a record of nursing services rendered.
Sec. 4. Heading change
The chapter heading of title 36, chapter 5.1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is changed from "STATE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES" to "DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES".
Sec. 5. Section 36-551, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Adaptive behavior" means the effectiveness or degree to which the individual meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected of the person's age and cultural group.
2. "Adult developmental home" means a residential setting in a family home in which the care, physical custody and supervision of the adult client are the responsibility, under a twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour care model, of the licensee who, in that capacity, is not an employee of the division or of a service provider and the home provides the following services for a group of siblings or up to three adults with developmental disabilities:
(a) Room and board.
(c) Appropriate personal care.
(d) Appropriate supervision.
3. "Adult household member" means a person who is at least eighteen years of age and who resides in an adult developmental home, child developmental foster home, secure setting or other home and community based service setting for at least thirty days or who resides in the household throughout the year for more than a cumulative total of thirty days.
4. "Advisory council" means the developmental disabilities advisory council.
5. "Arizona training program facility" means a state operated state‑operated institution for clients of the department with developmental disabilities of the department.
6. "Attributable to cognitive disability, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or autism" means that there is a causal relationship between the presence of an impairing condition and the developmental disability.
7. "Autism" means a condition characterized by severe disorders in communication and behavior resulting in limited ability to communicate, understand, learn and participate in social relationships.
8. "Case management" means coordinating the assistance needed by persons with developmental disabilities and their families in order to ensure that persons with developmental disabilities attain their maximum potential for independence, productivity and integration into the community.
9. "Case manager" means a person who coordinates the implementation of the individual program plan of goals, objectives and appropriate services for persons with developmental disabilities.
10. "Cerebral palsy" means a permanently disabling condition resulting from damage to the developing brain that may occur before, after or during birth and that results in loss or impairment of control over voluntary muscles.
11. "Child developmental foster home" means a residential setting in a family home in which the care, physical custody and supervision of the child are the responsibility, under a twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour care model, of the licensee who serves as the foster parent developmental home provider of the child in the home setting and who, in that capacity, is not an employee of the division or of a service provider and the home provides the following services for a group of siblings or up to three children with developmental disabilities:
(a) Room and board.
(c) Appropriate personal care.
(d) Appropriate supervision.
12. "Client" means a person receiving developmental disabilities services from the department.
13. "Cognitive disability" means a condition that involves subaverage general intellectual functioning, that exists concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior manifested before the age of eighteen and that is sometimes referred to as intellectual disability.
14. "Community residential setting" means a residential setting in which persons with developmental disabilities live and are provided with appropriate supervision by the service provider responsible for the operation of the residential setting. Community residential setting includes a child developmental foster home, or an adult developmental home operated or contracted by the department or the department's contracted vendor or a secure setting group home operated or contracted by the department in which persons with developmental disabilities live and are provided with appropriate supervision by the service provider responsible for the operation of the residential setting.
15. "Consent" means voluntary informed consent. Consent is voluntary if not given as the result of coercion or undue influence. Consent is informed if the person giving the consent has been informed of and comprehends the nature, purpose, consequences, risks and benefits of the alternatives to the procedure, and has been informed and comprehends that withholding or withdrawal of consent will not prejudice the future provision of care and services to the client. In cases of unusual or hazardous treatment procedures performed pursuant to section 36‑561, subsection A, experimental research, organ transplantation and nontherapeutic surgery, consent is informed if, in addition to the foregoing, the person giving the consent has been informed of and comprehends the method to be used in the proposed procedure.
16. "Daily habilitation" means habilitation as defined in this section except that the method of payment is for one unit per residential day.
17. "Department" means the department of economic security.
18. "Developmental disability" means either a strongly demonstrated potential that a child under six years of age has a developmental disability or will become a child with develop a developmental disability, as determined by a test performed pursuant to section 36‑694 or by other appropriate tests, or a severe, chronic disability that:
(a) Is attributable to cognitive disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or autism.
(b) Is manifested before the age of eighteen.
(c) Is likely to continue indefinitely.
(d) Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
(ii) Receptive and expressive language.
(vi) Capacity for independent living.
(vii) Economic self‑sufficiency.
(e) Reflects the need for a combination and sequence of individually planned or coordinated special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services that are of lifelong or extended duration.
19. "Director" means the director of the department of economic security.
20. "Division" means the division of developmental disabilities in the department of economic security.
21. "Epilepsy" means a neurological condition characterized by abnormal electrical‑chemical discharge in the brain. This discharge is manifested in various forms of physical activities called seizures.
22. "Group home" means a community residential setting for not more than six persons with developmental disabilities that is operated by a service provider under contract with the division department and that provides, in a shared living environment, room and board and daily habilitation, and other assessed medically necessary services and supports to meet the needs of each person. Group home does not include an adult developmental home, a child developmental foster home, a secure setting or an intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability.
23. "Guardian" means the person who, under court order, is appointed to fulfill the powers and duties prescribed in section 14‑5312. Guardian does not include a guardian pursuant to section 14‑5312.01.
24. "Habilitation" means the process by which a person is assisted to acquire and maintain those life skills that enable the person to cope more effectively with personal and environmental demands and to raise the level of the person's physical, mental and social efficiency.
25. "Indigent" means a person with a developmental disability whose estate or parent is unable to bear the full cost of maintaining or providing services for that person in a developmental disabilities program.
26. "Individual program plan" means a written statement of services to be provided to a person with developmental disabilities, including habilitation goals and objectives, which that is developed following initial placement evaluation and revised after periodic evaluations.
27. "Intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability" means a facility that primarily provides health and rehabilitative services to persons with developmental disabilities that are above the service level of room and board or supervisory care services or personal care services as defined in section 36‑401 but that are less intensive than skilled nursing services.
28. "Large group setting" means a setting that in addition to residential care provides support services such as therapy, recreation and transportation to seven or more persons with developmental disabilities who require intensive supervision.
29. "Least restrictive alternative" means an available program or facility that fosters independent living, that is the least confining for the client's condition and where service and treatment are provided in the least intrusive manner reasonably and humanely appropriate to the individual's needs.
30. "Likely to continue indefinitely" means that the developmental disability has a reasonable likelihood of continuing for a protracted period of time or for life.
31. "Manifested before the age of eighteen" means that the disability must be apparent and have a substantially limiting effect on a person's functioning before the age of eighteen.
32. "Physician" means a person who is licensed to practice pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17.
33. "Placement evaluation" means an interview and evaluation of a person with a developmental disability and a review of the person's prior medical and program histories to determine the appropriate developmental disability programs and services for the person and recommendations for specific program placements for the person.
34. "Psychologist" means a person who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1.
35. "Respite services" means services that provide a short‑term or long‑term interval of rest or relief to the care provider of a person with a developmental disability.
36. "Responsible person" means the parent or guardian of a minor with a developmental disability, the guardian of an adult with a developmental disability or an adult with a developmental disability who is a client or an applicant for whom no guardian has been appointed.
37. "Secure facility" means a facility that is licensed and monitored by the division, that is designed to provide both residential and program services within the facility and that is operated to prevent clients from leaving because of the danger they may present to themselves and the community.
38. 37. "Service provider" means a person or agency that provides services to clients pursuant to a contract, service agreement or qualified vendor agreement with the division.
39. 38. "State operated service center" means a state owned or leased facility that is operated by the department and that provides temporary residential care and space for child and adult services that include respite care, crisis intervention and diagnostic evaluation.
40. 39. "Subaverage general intellectual functioning" means measured intelligence on standardized psychometric instruments of two or more standard deviations below the mean for the tests used.
41. 40. "Substantial functional limitation" means a limitation so severe that extraordinary assistance from other people, programs, services or mechanical devices is required to assist the person in performing appropriate major life activities.
42. 41. "Supervision" means the process by which the activities of an individual with developmental disabilities are directed, influenced or monitored.
Sec. 6. Section 36-554, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-554. Powers and duties of director
A. The director shall:
1. Be responsible for developing and annually revising a statewide plan and initiating statewide programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities in locations where the programs and services are necessary, which shall include:
(a) Child services, which may include infant stimulation, developmental training for pre‑school preschool children and special education at Arizona training program facilities for school‑age, children with developmental disabilities residing at Arizona training program facilities who do not attend public school.
(b) Adult services, in coordination with the vocational rehabilitation services of the department, which may include but not be limited to job training and training and adjustment services, job development and placement, sheltered employment and other nonvocational day activity services for adults.
(c) Residential services, including various community residential settings, Arizona training program facilities and state operated service centers which that provide varying levels of supervision in accordance with the developmental disability levels of the persons placed at such settings, facilities or centers. The department shall contract with private profit or nonprofit agencies to provide appropriate residential settings for persons with developmental disabilities which that provide for regular assistance and supervision of such persons and which that provide varied developmental disability programs and services on or near the community residential setting.
(d) Resource services, which may include comprehensive evaluation services, information and referral services and outpatient rehabilitation and social development services. The department in providing developmental disability programs and services shall whenever practicable utilize qualified private contractors. In selecting private contractors, the department shall utilize those contractors which that can clearly demonstrate an ability to perform such contract in accordance with standards and specifications adopted by the department.
2. Establish standards, provide technical assistance, and supervise all developmental disability programs and services operated by or supported by the department.
3. Coordinate the planning and implementation of developmental disability programs and activities, institutional and community, of all state agencies, provided this shall not be construed as depriving other state agencies of jurisdiction over, or the right to plan for, control, and operate programs that pertain to developmental disability programs but that fall within the primary jurisdiction of such other state agencies.
4. Periodically assess the effectiveness of the quality assurance system as required by 42 Code of Federal Regulations section 434.34 as it pertains to developmental disabilities programs.
5. License community residential settings pursuant to this chapter.
6. Develop rules establishing a procedure for handling complaints about community residential settings.
7. Inform in writing every parent or guardian of a client with a developmental disability residing at or transferring to a community residential setting of the complaint handling procedure.
8. As new community residential settings are developed over a period of time, reduce the clientele at Arizona training program facilities to those persons with developmental disabilities who are required to be in Arizona training program facilities because the community lacks an appropriate community residential setting that meets their individual needs or whose parents or legal guardians want them in an Arizona training program facility.
9. 8. In conjunction with the division, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, advocates, community members and service providers, develop, enhance and support environments that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve and maintain physical well‑being, personal and professional satisfaction, participation as family and community members and safety from abuse and exploitation.
10. 9. Do all other things reasonably necessary and proper to carry out the duties and the provisions of this chapter.
11. 10. Adopt rules regarding procurement procedures similar to those found in title 41, chapter 23.
B. Programs and services offered pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 1 of this section shall be provided in cooperation with public and private resources that can best meet the needs of persons with developmental disabilities and that are located in the community and in proximity to the persons being served.
C. The director may:
1. Establish nonresidential outpatient programs for the placement, evaluation, care, treatment and training of persons with developmental disabilities residing in the community who are not eligible for public school programs, and who do not have access to other state supported state‑supported programs providing equivalent services.
2. Develop cooperative programs with other state departments and agencies, political subdivisions of the state, and private agencies concerned with and providing services for persons with developmental disabilities.
3. Contract for the purchase of services with other state and local governmental or private agencies. Such agencies are authorized to accept and expend funds received pursuant to such contracts.
4. Stimulate research by public and private agencies, institutions of higher learning, and hospitals in the interest of the prevention of developmental disabilities and improved methods of care and training for persons with developmental disabilities.
5. Apply for, accept, receive, hold in trust or use in accordance with the terms of the grant or agreement any public or private funds or properties, real or personal, granted or transferred to it for any purpose authorized by this chapter.
6. Make and amend rules from time to time as deemed necessary for the proper administration of programs and services for the treatment of persons with developmental disabilities, for the admission of persons with developmental disabilities to the programs and services and to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
Sec. 7. Section 36-558, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-558. Establishment and maintenance of programs and services; definition
A. In addition to the Arizona training program facilities at Randolph and Tucson, the director shall establish and maintain a state owned and operated service center in Phoenix and other developmental disabilities programs and services at other locations throughout the state, subject to the availability of funds for such purpose and the approval of the legislature.
B. The director is responsible for the operation of each developmental disabilities program and service, shall coordinate these services and shall permit the transfer of residents between the various programs.
C. The department may provide, but not be limited to, the following programs and services in addition to other services prescribed by the director:
1. Child services, which may include:
(a) Infant stimulation.
(b) Developmental day training and related preschool programs.
(c) Special education at department facilities.
2. Adult services, which may include:
(a) Job training for specific jobs.
(b) Training and personal adjustment tools such as the teaching of work skills.
(c) Job development and placement.
(d) The provision of sheltered employment opportunities.
(e) Adult day activity services.
3. Residential services, which shall include:
(a) Arizona training program facilities.
(b) State owned and operated service centers.
(c) Community residential settings under varying degrees of supervision or a semi‑independent living arrangement. Community residential settings include, subject to the availability of funding, a secure facility.
(d) Respite care.
4. Resource services, which may include:
(a) Diagnosis Diagnoses and evaluation evaluations.
(b) Therapy services, including physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral therapy.
(c) Health‑related services, including dental services.
(d) Social development and adjustment services, including recreation programs.
(f) Information and referral.
(g) In‑home services.
5. Public information resources on developmental disabilities.
6. Training and practicum programs in conjunction with other state agencies and universities and colleges for teachers, psychologists, social workers, medical personnel and others interested in the field of developmental disabilities.
7. Research laboratories in the fields of behavioral services and abstract research.
8. Guardianship services.
D. Services of a facility may not supplant existing community services that are provided through other local, city or state resources.
E. The department shall stimulate, cooperate with and promote the development of community programs through existing resources and provide consultation wherever needed.
F. A service provider who is providing guardianship services must comply with the disclosure requirements of section 14‑5106 and shall not provide services to a person with developmental disabilities that would cause a conflict of interest or that would jeopardize the service provider's ability to represent the person with developmental disabilities as a guardian.
G. For the purposes of this section, "guardianship services" means services offered to a person with developmental disabilities by a service provider who is under contract with the division to act as a guardian to a person with developmental disabilities if no other appropriate guardian is available.
Sec. 8. Section 36-558.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-558.01. Operation, support and supervision of child development homes and foster homes; duties of department
A. The department shall operate directly or support and supervise child developmental foster homes and foster homes licensed pursuant to title 8, chapter 4, article 4 to provide specialized foster care to persons with developmental disabilities. Such homes shall be operated for persons placed pursuant to sections 8‑514.01 and 8‑845 and for appropriate placements for persons for whom and application for residential services has been made to the department.
B. In furtherance of its responsibility pursuant to subsection A of this section, the department shall recruit, license and support such homes in accordance with this chapter, maintain regular supervision of such homes and such placements, conduct training programs for the staff of such homes and develop the program and service standards for persons with developmental disabilities to be placed in such homes.
C. Foster homes supported by the department shall be paid for each person with a developmental disability placed in the home an amount determined by the department based on the type of developmental disability and the consequent need for programs and services of each person so placed.
Sec. 9. Section 36-591, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-591. Adult developmental homes; child developmental homes; licensing; applicability
A. An adult developmental home, or child developmental foster home or secure facility shall be licensed pursuant to this article.
B. Group homes, except for those described in subsection E of this section, shall be licensed for health and safety by the department of health services pursuant to section 36‑132.
C. The division shall notify the department of health services of:
1. Service providers who enter into contracts with the division for group homes.
2. Any violation of health and safety standards observed during monitoring visits.
D. The department of health services shall immediately notify the division:
1. When a group home license has been denied, suspended or revoked.
2. Of any other licensing action taken on a group home by the department of health services.
3. Of substantiated complaints regarding health and safety.
E. The division shall ensure that state operated state‑operated residential settings that are owned or leased facilities operated by the division meet the same standards as group homes unless they are certified as intermediate care facilities for persons with an intellectual disability pursuant to 42 Code of Federal Regulations section 483.400. An intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability that is operated by the division or private entity is not required to be licensed under this section if it is certified pursuant to 42 Code of Federal Regulations section 483.400.
F. The department shall visit each adult developmental home and child developmental foster home and inspect the premises used for the care of children or vulnerable adults for sanitation, fire and other actual and potential hazards. The department shall take any action it deems necessary to carry out the duties imposed by this section, including the denial of the application for licensure and the suspension or revocation of the home's license.
G. An intermediate care facility for persons with an intellectual disability is not required to be licensed under this section if it is certified pursuant to 42 Code of Federal Regulations section 483.400.
Sec. 10. Section 36-592, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-592. Adult developmental homes; child developmental homes; license application; investigation and operation
A. An applicant for an adult developmental home, or child developmental foster home or secure facility license shall submit an application on a form prescribed by the department.
B. Before issuing a license to an applicant, the department shall investigate the activities and standards of care within the setting, the financial stability of the applicant, the character and training of the applicant and the adequacy of services. The department by rule shall establish standards for licensure.
C. Each license shall state in general terms the kind of setting the licensee is authorized to operate and shall prescribe the number, ages and sex of clients.
D. A licensee who holds an adult developmental home, or child developmental foster home or secure facility license shall:
1. Comply with applicable health, safety and sanitation codes or standards and document its compliance.
2. File reports as prescribed by the department.
3. Allow the department to inspect or monitor its services and facility and the facility's books and records.
4. Comply with rules adopted by the department.
5. Provide for the health, safety and welfare of its the licensee's clients.
E. A license expires one year from the date of issuance.
F. For each adult developmental home, and child developmental foster home and secure facility, the department shall:
1. Conduct an annual home visit.
2. Monitor the settings for compliance with department rules at least two times per year.
Sec. 11. Section 36-593, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-593. Adult developmental homes; child developmental homes; provisional licenses
A. The department may issue a provisional license to an applicant or licensee who is temporarily unable to conform to standards of care established by the department if the deficiencies can be remedied within six months.
B. A provisional license is valid for six months and shall not be renewed.
C. The department shall not issue a provisional license if conditions exist that could endanger the health and safety of clients residing in the setting.
D. If the department determines that the applicant or licensee meets the standards established by the department, it the department shall issue a regular license. The regular license is valid for one year from the date the department issued the provisional license.
Sec. 12. Section 36-594, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-594. Denial, suspension or revocation of license
The department may deny, suspend or revoke a license pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 6 for any one or a combination of the following:
1. An applicant or licensee violates this chapter, rules adopted pursuant to this chapter, federal or state statutes or city or county ordinances or codes.
2. An applicant or licensee refuses to cooperate in obtaining or providing information the department deems necessary to determine if the department's standards have been met.
3. An employee, applicant, licensee or adult household member of an adult developmental home, or child developmental foster home or secure facility has been convicted of, has been found by a court to have committed or is reasonably believed to have committed a sex offense, a drug related offense, a theft related offense, a violence related offense, child abuse, child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor or abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. For the purposes of this paragraph, "vulnerable adult" has the same meaning prescribed in section 13‑3623.
4. An applicant or licensee materially misrepresents or wilfully fails to disclose information to the department relating to the applicant's or licensee's qualifications, experience or performance of responsibilities.
5. The department determines, using criteria established in statute or rule, that an applicant or licensee is unable or unwilling to meet the physical or emotional needs of clients.
Sec. 13. Section 36-594.02, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-594.02. Fingerprinting of adult developmental home licensees and child developmental home licensees
A person who applies for a license for an adult developmental home or a child developmental foster home shall have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to section 41‑1758.07. The person shall certify on forms that are provided by the department whether the person is awaiting trial on or has been convicted of any of the offenses listed in section 41‑1758.07, subsections B and C in this state or similar offenses in another state or jurisdiction.
Sec. 14. Repeal
Section 36-595.03, Arizona Revised Statutes, is repealed.
Sec. 15. Section 36-2939, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-2939. Long‑term care system services
A. The following services shall be provided by the program contractors to members who are determined to need institutional services pursuant to this article:
1. Nursing facility services other than services in an institution for tuberculosis or mental disease.
2. Notwithstanding any other law, behavioral health services if these services are not duplicative of long‑term care services provided as of January 30, 1993 under this subsection and are authorized by the program contractor through the long‑term care case management system. If the administration is the program contractor, the administration may authorize these services.
3. Hospice services. For the purposes of this paragraph, "hospice" means a program of palliative and supportive care for terminally ill members and their families or caregivers.
4. Case management services as provided in section 36‑2938.
5. Health and medical services as provided in section 36‑2907.
B. In addition to the services prescribed in subsection A of this section, the department, as a program contractor, shall provide the following services if appropriate to members who have a developmental disability as defined in section 36‑551 and are determined to need institutional services pursuant to this article:
1. Intermediate care facility services for a member who has a developmental disability as defined in section 36‑551. For purposes of this article, a facility shall meet all federally approved standards and may only include the Arizona training program facilities, a state owned and operated service center, state owned or operated community residential settings and private state licensed facilities that contract with the department.
2. Home and community based services that may be provided in a member's home, at an alternative residential setting as prescribed in section 36‑591 or at other behavioral health alternative residential facilities licensed by the department of health services and approved by the director of the Arizona health care cost containment system administration and that may include:
(a) Home health, which means the provision of nursing services or home health aide services or medical supplies, equipment and appliances, that are provided on a part‑time or intermittent basis by a licensed home health agency within a member's residence based on a physician's orders and in accordance with federal law. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech and audiology services provided by a home health agency may be provided in accordance with federal law. Home health agencies shall comply with federal bonding requirements in a manner prescribed by the administration.
(b) Home health aide, which means a service that provides intermittent health maintenance, continued treatment or monitoring of a health condition and supportive care for activities of daily living provided within a member's residence.
(c) Homemaker, which means a service that provides assistance in the performance of activities related to household maintenance within a member's residence.
(d) Personal care, which means a service that provides assistance to meet essential physical needs within a member's residence.
(e) Day care for persons with developmental disabilities, which means a service that provides planned care supervision and activities, personal care, activities of daily living skills training and habilitation services in a group setting during a portion of a continuous twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour period.
(f) Habilitation, which means the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or audiology services or training in independent living, special developmental skills, sensory‑motor development, behavior intervention, and orientation and mobility in accordance with federal law.
(g) Respite care, which means a service that provides short‑term care and supervision available on a twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour basis.
(h) Transportation, which means a service that provides or assists in obtaining transportation for the member.
(i) Other services or licensed or certified settings approved by the director.
C. In addition to services prescribed in subsection A of this section, home and community based services may be provided in a member's home, in an adult foster care home as prescribed in section 36‑401, in an assisted living home or assisted living center as defined in section 36‑401 or in a level one or level two behavioral health alternative residential facility approved by the director by program contractors to all members who do not have a developmental disability as defined in section 36‑551 and are determined to need institutional services pursuant to this article. Members residing in an assisted living center must be provided the choice of single occupancy. The director may also approve other licensed residential facilities as appropriate on a case by case case‑by‑case basis for traumatic brain injured members. Home and community based services may include the following:
1. Home health, which means the provision of nursing services, home health aide services or medical supplies, equipment and appliances, that are provided on a part‑time or intermittent basis by a licensed home health agency within a member's residence based on a physician's orders and in accordance with federal law. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech and audiology services provided by a home health agency may be provided in accordance with federal law. Home health agencies shall comply with federal bonding requirements in a manner prescribed by the administration.
2. Home health aide, which means a service that provides intermittent health maintenance, continued treatment or monitoring of a health condition and supportive care for activities of daily living provided within a member's residence.
3. Homemaker, which means a service that provides assistance in the performance of activities related to household maintenance within a member's residence.
4. Personal care, which means a service that provides assistance to meet essential physical needs within a member's residence.
5. Adult day health, which means a service that provides planned care supervision and activities, personal care, personal living skills training, meals and health monitoring in a group setting during a portion of a continuous twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour period. Adult day health may also include preventive, therapeutic and restorative health related services that do not include behavioral health services.
6. Habilitation, which means the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech or audiology services or training in independent living, special developmental skills, sensory‑motor development, behavior intervention, and orientation and mobility in accordance with federal law.
7. Respite care, which means a service that provides short‑term care and supervision available on a twenty‑four hour twenty‑four‑hour basis.
8. Transportation, which means a service that provides or assists in obtaining transportation for the member.
9. Home delivered meals, which means a service that provides for a nutritious meal containing that contains at least one‑third of the recommended dietary allowance for an individual and which that is delivered to the member's residence.
10. Other services or licensed or certified settings approved by the director.
D. The amount of money expended by program contractors on home and community based services pursuant to subsection C of this section shall be limited by the director in accordance with the federal monies made available to this state for home and community based services pursuant to subsection C of this section. The director shall establish methods for the allocation of monies for home and community based services to program contractors and shall monitor expenditures on home and community based services by program contractors.
E. Notwithstanding subsections A, B, C and F of this section, no service may be provided that does not qualify for federal monies available under title XIX of the social security act or the section 1115 waiver.
F. In addition to services provided pursuant to subsections A, B and C of this section, the director may implement a demonstration project to provide home and community based services to special populations, including persons with disabilities who are eighteen years of age or younger, are medically fragile, reside at home and would be eligible for supplemental security income for the aged, blind or disabled or the state supplemental payment program, except for the amount of their parent's income or resources. In implementing this project, the director may provide for parental contributions for the care of their child.
G. Subject to section 36‑562, the administration by rule shall prescribe a deductible schedule for programs provided to members who are eligible pursuant to subsection B of this section, except that the administration shall implement a deductible based on family income. In determining deductible amounts and whether a family is required to have deductibles, the department shall use adjusted gross income. Families whose adjusted gross income is at least four hundred per cent percent and less than or equal to five hundred per cent percent of the federal poverty guidelines shall have a deductible of two per cent percent of adjusted gross income. Families whose adjusted gross income is more than five hundred per cent percent of adjusted gross income shall have a deductible of four per cent percent of adjusted gross income. Only families whose children are under eighteen years of age and who are members who are eligible pursuant to subsection B of this section may be required to have a deductible for services. For the purposes of this subsection, "deductible" means an amount a family, whose children are under eighteen years of age and who are members who are eligible pursuant to subsection B of this section, pays for services, other than departmental case management and acute care services, before the department will pay for services other than departmental case management and acute care services.
Sec. 16. Section 41-1037, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
41-1037. General permits; issuance of traditional permit
A. If an agency proposes a new rule or an amendment to an existing rule that requires the issuance of a regulatory permit, license or agency authorization, the agency shall use a general permit if the facilities, activities or practices in the class are substantially similar in nature unless any of the following applies:
1. A general permit is prohibited by federal law.
2. The issuance of an alternative type of permit, license or authorization is specifically authorized by state statute.
3. The issuance of a general permit is not technically feasible or would not meet the applicable statutory requirements.
4. The issuance of a general permit would result in additional regulatory requirements or costs being placed on the permit applicant.
5. The permit, license or authorization is issued pursuant to section 8‑126, 8‑503, 8‑505, 23‑504, 36‑592, 36‑594.01, 36‑595, 36‑595.03, 36‑596, 36‑596.54, 41‑1967.01 or 46‑807.
6. The permit, license or authorization is issued pursuant to title V of the clean air act.
B. The agency retains the authority to revoke an applicant's ability to operate under a general permit and to require the applicant to obtain a traditional permit if the applicant is in substantial noncompliance with the applicable requirements for the general permit.