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Rule Details

Rule Number: 13-E01
Title: Licensing and Operating Regulations for Therapeutic Community Residences
Type: Emergency
Status: Adopted
Agency: Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 33 V.S.A. ยง 7117; Acts No. 79 and 160 of 2012.
Summary: The rule revises the existing Licensing and Operating Regulations for Therapeutic Community Residences (TCRs), which have not been changed since they were promulgated in 1977. In addition to updating the regulations and making them more consistent with licensing and operating requirements for long-term care facilities, a new section has been added that addresses the legislative mandate that a secure residential recovery facility be developed as a TCR.
Persons Affected: Those potentially affected include the current operators of TCRs, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), which will be required to ensure that the requirements of the revised regulations are met, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), with regard to the TCR that will be licensed as a secure residential recovery facility, and the individuals who reside or will reside in these residences.
Economic Impact: The costs to existing TCRs should be minimal. There will be some enhanced administrative costs to DAIL to ensure that the new requirements are met through survey and inspection. There also will be a cost to DMH to build, staff and maintain the secure facility, but the cost will be less than the cost of keeping individuals in hospitals when they no longer requirie acute care.
Posting date: Jun 01,2013

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
02-22-2013 09:00 AM   
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room
Address: 133 State Street
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Suzanne Leavitt, Division of Licensing and Protection    
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living    
Address: 103 South Main Street, Ladd Hall    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671    
Telephone: 802-871-3333    
Fax: 802-871-3281    
Email: 
suzanne.leavitt@state.vt.us
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.dail.vermont.gov
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Stuart G. Schurr, Esq. - Legal Division    
Agency: Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living    
Address: 103 South Main Street, Ladd Hall    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671    
Telephone: 802-871-3283    
Fax: 802-871-3281    
Email: 
stuart.schurr@state.vt.us
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

therapeutic community residence
TCR
secure residential recovery facility
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