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2960.0690 STAFFING PATTERN AND STAFFING RATIO.

Subpart 1.

Sufficient staff.

The license holder must provide enough appropriately trained staff to ensure that a resident will have the treatment needs identified in the resident's individual treatment plan met during the resident's stay in the facility. A facility providing treatment in a locked setting according to part 2960.0700 must meet the staff-to-resident ratio of part 2960.0700, subpart 3.

Subp. 2.

Awake hours.

During normal waking hours, when residents are present, a facility certified to provide mental health treatment to residents with severe emotional disturbance according to parts 2960.0580 to 2960.0700 must not have a ratio of staff who provide care services to residents of less than:

A.

at least one staff person to three residents, if the residents are less than six years old;

B.

at least one staff person to four residents, if the residents are six to eight years old;

C.

at least one staff person to six residents, if the residents are nine to 11 years old; and

D.

at least one staff person to eight residents, if the residents are 12 to 18 years old.

Subp. 3.

Sleeping hours.

During normal sleeping hours, a license holder caring for residents younger than nine years old must provide at least one staff person for every seven residents present. During normal sleeping hours, a license holder caring for residents nine years old or older must provide at least one staff person for every 12 residents.

Statutory Authority:

L 1995 c 226 art 3 s 60; MS s 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09

History:

28 SR 211

Published Electronically:

August 5, 2008

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