Register December 2011 No. 672
Chapter DCF 52
RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Subchapter I — General Provisions
Authority and purpose.
Subchapter II — Administration
Subchapter III — Admission, Treatment and Planning and Discharge
Assessment and treatment planning and review.
Discharge and aftercare.
Subchapter IV — Resident Rights
Resident rights and grievance procedure.
Subchapter V — Program Operation
Behavior management and control.
Clothing and laundry.
Subchapter VI — Physical Environment and Safety
Buildings and grounds.
General physical environment.
Bath and toilet facilities.
Carbon monoxide detector.
General safety and sanitation.
Subchapter VII — Specialized Programs
Exceptions and additional requirements for type 2 programs.
Exceptions and additional requirements for short-term programs.
Respite care services programs.
Subchapter VIII — Need Determination and License Application
Determination of need for additional beds.
Inspections and complaint investigations.
Subchapter IX — Rate Regulation
Ch. DCF 52 Note
Chapter HSS 52 was renumbered chapter HFS 52 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, June, 1999, No. 522
. Chapter HFS 52 was repealed and recreated, Register, February, 2000, No. 530
, eff. 9-1-00. Chapter HFS 52 was renumbered to chapter DCF 52 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635
Authority and purpose.
This chapter is promulgated under the authority of s. 48.67
, Stats., to ensure that residential care centers for children and youth protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of residents, respect the rights of individual residents, provide the most appropriate conditions possible for each resident, help each resident develop socially acceptable patterns of behavior, develop resident treatment plans consistent with the state's permanency planning policy to support the integrity of the family, and help each resident return as quickly as possible to his or her family or achieve permanency through adoption or guardianship. This chapter is also promulgated under the authority of s. 49.343
, Stats., to establish the rate that a residential care center may charge for its services and to promote efficient provision of services.
DCF 52.01 History
Cr. Register, February, 2000, No. 530
, eff. 9-1-00; EmR1106
: emerg. am., eff. 9-16-11; CR 11-026
: am. Register December 2011 No. 672
, eff. 1-1-12.
This chapter applies to the department, to applicants for a license to operate a residential care center for children and youth and to all licensed residential care centers for children and youth, except as provided in s. DCF 52.57
for type 2 residential care center programs, in s. DCF 52.58
for short-term programs and in s. DCF 52.59
for respite care services programs.
The department may grant an exception to a nonstatutory requirement of this chapter if the department determines that the exception will not jeopardize the health, safety or welfare of any child or young adult served by the center. A request for an exception shall be made in writing. The request shall justify the exception and describe the alternative provision that meets the intent of the requirement.