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a. The Department of Human Services shall require a licensee, as a condition of maintaining a license to operate a community care residence, to comply with the following provisions:
(1) A licensee shall, annually, undergo an examination by a physician to ascertain whether the licensee is physically and mentally capable of fulfilling the job duties of a licensee, as specified on the form listing a licensee's job duties prepared by the department pursuant to section 5 of this act 1 and completed by the physician pursuant to this subsection. Upon conclusion of the examination, the physician shall provide the licensee with a statement as to whether the licensee is capable of fulfilling the duties of a licensee, and complete and attach the form on which the physician shall indicate, for each duty, whether the licensee is capable of fulfilling the duty. The department may, at its discretion, require further physical or mental health examinations of the licensee.
(2) Upon receipt of the physician statement and completed form, a licensee shall provide the statement and form to the department. If a licensee fails to provide the statement and form, the commissioner shall have the authority to: stop any payments to the licensee; seek recovery of any payments to the licensee from the date that the statement and form were due; and not resume payment until such time as the licensee submits the statement and form.
(3) If, after undergoing the examination, a licensee is unable to provide the physician's statement and the completed form, the licensing agency shall take negative licensing action against the licensee.
b. (1) In the event that an individual with a developmental disability is not capable of managing the individual's own funds, a licensee who is responsible for making purchases and disbursements on the individual's behalf shall not make such a purchase or disbursement unless that purchase or disbursement reflects the specific needs of the individual with a developmental disability.
(2) Over a four-year period, the Office of Auditing in the department shall review a random sample of one month's worth of receipts or records for purchases and disbursements made on behalf of each individual with a developmental disability. The case manager and the case manager's supervisor shall also review a random sample of receipts and records of such purchases and disbursements. If it is determined that a purchase or disbursement does not reflect the specific needs of the individual with a developmental disability, that fact shall be documented and the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall be so advised. The commissioner or the commissioner's designee may instruct the licensing agency to take negative licensing action.
(3)(a) If there is evidence that an inappropriate purchase or disbursement entailed an egregious amount of money, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall report the purchase or disbursement to the Attorney General.
(b) If there is evidence that a case manager was aware of an egregious inappropriate purchase or disbursement and failed to document that fact or notify the case manager's supervisor, the commissioner or the commissioner's designee shall notify the Attorney General.
c. A licensee shall annually attend a continuing education program conducted or approved by the department, as provided for in section 5 of this act.
d. A licensee shall annually take a two-week leave from providing services to an individual with a developmental disability residing in a community care residence, during which time an alternate shall provide care or training, or both, to the individual with a developmental disability.
e. A licensee shall demonstrate to the case manager the licensee's ability to provide any physical assistance that individuals in the licensed home may require.
f. A licensee shall immediately notify the responsible placing agency in the event of a lapse in the individual's participation or attendance in the individual's day program that exceeds a duration of five consecutive days, with the exception of a planned vacation or a documented medical reason.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 6D-5.10 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-30-institutions-and-agencies/nj-st-sect-30-6d-5-10/
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