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340:75-11-300. Family-style living program, non-funded and funded, contracted Level B placements

Revised 9-15-20

(a) Family-style living programs, non-funded, Level B placements are provided by residential agencies that provide the equivalent to foster home placements for children requiring a home-like environment with a full-time house parent or parents.

(b) Family-style living programs and non-funded, contracted Level B services include:

(1) group treatment for each child, as needed, focusing on maintenance issues and daily living matters;

(2) individual treatment for each child, as needed;

(3) active teaching and redevelopment of the child's basic living and social skills, both on-site and in the community.  At minimum, the focus is on skill restoration for:

(A) personal health and hygiene;

(B) maintaining the living environment, including food preparation;

(C) money management;

(D) job skills readiness, acquisition, and retention;

(E) community awareness and mobility, including the use of community resources; and

(F) socialization skills and techniques, including communication;

(4) developing and implementing policy and procedures for successfully delivering adult skills training to youth, using an approved curriculum for teaching independent living skills;

(5) assisting in the provision of federally-mandated successful adulthood services that include coordinating with the assigned child welfare (CW) specialist to ensure:

(A) the life skills assessment is completed with each youth, 14 years of age and older, and implementing the plan produced by this assessment; and  ■ 1

(B) each youth 14 years of age and older, attends one community contractor seminar each year; and ■ 1

(6) providing 24-hour on-call and on-site crisis intervention and behavior management services to each child, as needed.

(c) Contracted Level B placements are provided in a setting licensed as a residential child care facility that is not located in a hospital, either medical or psychiatric, or a psychiatric residential treatment center.

(d) The contractor:

(1) does not provide 24-hour awake supervision of children;

(2) may provide clothing for the child in Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) custody.  Emergency clothing authorizations may be accessed per OAC 340:75-13-45;  ■ 2

(3) completes a written incident report describing any extreme behavioral incident or major rule violation, including the contractor's response, submits the original to Child Welfare Services (CWS) Specialized Placements and Partnerships Unit program staff, a copy to the child's assigned CW specialist and CW facility liaison, and files a copy in the child's case record;

(4) meets the staffing guidelines defined in the OKDHS contract;

(5) complies with children's rights, per OAC 340:75-11-237;

(6) complies with all general requirements, per OAC 340:75-11-240; and

(7) provides placements of children at no cost to OKDHS for family-style living programs and non-funded, contracted Level B services.   


Revised 4-1-21

1.     Successful adulthood services.  The assigned child welfare (CW) specialist;

(1) ensures the youth's basic life skills assessment is completed; and

(2) arranges for the youth to attend seminars, per Part 13 of Oklahoma Administrative Code 340:75-6-110.

2.     Clothing.  The assigned CW specialist provides quarterly emergency clothing authorizations for family-style living programs and non-funded, Level B group homes.

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