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The supervisor of a case manager shall, over a three-year period, visit 100 percent of the individuals with developmental disabilities who are assigned to the case manager and residing in a community care residence, except that individuals who are their own guardians may decline such visits by providing a written statement to that effect to the department. One third of the visits shall be conducted in each of the first three years. If, after three years, the supervisor determines that, based on certain factors, including, but not limited to, the number and age of the individuals residing in the community care residence, whether each individual attends a day program on a regular basis, and lack of complaints after three years, the individuals in the community care residence are not at risk for abuse, neglect, or exploitation, the visits may be reduced to one visit every four years.
a. The visit shall be conducted by the supervisor in coordination with a case manager who is unaffiliated with and unfamiliar to the assigned case manager. The supervisor and unaffiliated case manager shall prepare and provide to the guardian or authorized family member of the individual with a developmental disability a written report pertaining to the care and safety of that individual.
b. The supervisor shall conduct a review of:
(1) a member of the household of a community care residence who is 18 years of age or older to determine whether the presence of the person 18 years of age or older in the household changes the character of the community care residence so that it is no longer a positive environment for care or training, or both, of an individual with a developmental disability;
(2) a licensee who is 65 years of age or older to determine whether the licensee is capable of continuing to provide care or training, or both, to an individual with a developmental disability; and
(3) a licensee who experiences a life-changing event that causes a changed physical or mental condition of the licensee, to determine whether the licensee is able to provide care or training, or both, to an individual with a developmental disability.
c. The supervisor shall prepare a written report of a review conducted pursuant to subsection b. of this section and the report shall be made part of the records maintained in a community care residence pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:44B-1.1 et seq.
d. If, based on the supervisor's and unaffiliated case manager's review and input from family members or the guardian of the individual with a developmental disability residing in the community care residence, the supervisor determines that the individual would benefit from a change in the individual's case manager, the supervisor shall assign a different case manager to the individual.
e. If, as a result of a visit or review conducted pursuant to this section, a supervisor determines that a licensee is not capable of providing care or training, or both, to an individual with a developmental disability, the supervisor shall so advise the commissioner or the commissioner's designee who shall instruct the licensing agency to take negative licensing action. In such a case, the supervisor shall provide a copy of the written report prepared pursuant to section 6 of this act 1 and any written report prepared pursuant to subsection c. of this section to the commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
f. The Office of Licensing shall annually conduct routine unannounced visits of 10 percent of community care residences Statewide. These visits shall include a review of financial records, including receipts for purchases and disbursement.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 6D-5.13 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-30-institutions-and-agencies/nj-st-sect-30-6d-5-13/
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