The dining room or area shall be large enough so that all household members may dine together; and
Each resident shall be provided conveniently located individual storage space sufficient for hanging clothes and for storing clothing, toilet articles and other personal belongings.
The home shall have clean, functioning and safe household items and furnishings, including:
A separate bed for each resident. The bed shall be clean, in good condition and of proper size and height for the comfort of the resident; and
Appropriate bedding and linens that are maintained in a clean condition.
The home shall provide for physical and emotional privacy for each resident. Under this paragraph, "physical and emotional privacy" means reasonable privacy in toileting and bathing; keeping and using personal clothing and possessions; having reasonable privacy in one's room, or in other personally assigned areas; and being free from searches of personal belongings without the resident's permission or permission of the resident's guardian, unless the sponsor has reasonable cause to suspect that the resident possesses items which are illegal or prohibited by the sponsor and the resident is present during the room search.
Residents shall be permitted to choose individual room decorations within reason.
Every adult family home shall be equipped with one or more fire extinguishers on each floor. Each required fire extinguisher shall have a minimum 2A, 10-B-C rating. All required fire extinguishers shall be mounted. A fire extinguisher is required at the head of each stairway and in or near the kitchen except that a single fire extinguisher located in close proximity to the kitchen and the head of a stairway may be used to meet the requirement for an extinguisher at each location. Each required fire extinguisher shall be maintained in readily usable condition and shall be inspected annually by the certifying agency.
Every adult family home shall be equipped with one or more single station battery operated, electrically interconnected or radio signal emitting smoke detectors on each floor level. Required smoke detectors shall be located at the head of each open stairway, at the door leading to every enclosed stairway, on the ceiling of the living or family room and on the ceiling of each sleeping room in which smoking is allowed.
The sponsor shall maintain each required smoke detector in working condition and test each smoke detector periodically to make sure that it is operating. The sponsor shall immediately repair or replace any unit found to be not operating.
The first floor of the home shall have at least 2 means of exiting which provide unobstructed access to the outside.
The sponsor shall have a written plan for the immediate and safe evacuation of the home in the event of a fire. The plan shall identify an external meeting place.
The sponsor shall review the fire safety evacuation plan with each new resident immediately following placement and shall conduct semi-annual fire drills with all household members.
The sponsor shall report to the certifying agency within 72 hours after the event the occurrence of a fire in the home which required the assistance of the fire department.
The home shall have at least one telephone in working order which does not require a coin to operate. Residents shall have reasonable access to a phone and be permitted to make any call which they wish and can afford. Emergency telephone numbers, including numbers for the fire department, police, hospital, physician, poison control center and ambulance, shall be located on or near each telephone.
(6) Household pets.
The home shall maintain vaccinations on pets that are vulnerable to rabies. Pets that pose a threat or hazard to the health, safety or well-being of household members are prohibited.
DHS 82.05 History
Cr. Register, December, 1989, No. 408
, eff. 1-1-90; correction in (3) (f) 3. a. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2004 No. 588
; correction in (3) (f) 3. a. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635
When an adult resident leaves an adult family home on a permanent basis, he or she may be replaced by another adult who is developmentally disabled.
The certifying agency shall provide a prospective resident and that person's guardian, service coordinator and referring agency with copies of this chapter upon request and information about any adult family home where a resident has left on a permanent basis and where the sponsor wants the former resident to be replaced. The information about the home shall include any records of previous violations of any rule of which the certifying agency is aware and any complaints made by or on behalf of residents concerning these rules or ch. DHS 94
The sponsor shall ensure that a prospective resident who is seeking to replace a former resident on a permanent basis is given the opportunity to meet residents and spend time at the home before entering into the agreement for services under sub. (3)
. This may include visits during the day and overnight stays in the home.
The sponsor shall give at least 30 days written notice to the resident, the resident's guardian, if any, and to all other parties involved in the service agreement under sub. (3)
if the sponsor intends to change the amount or mode of payment.
(2m) Family care information and referral.
If the secretary of the department has certified that a resource center, as defined in s. DHS 10.13 (42)
, is available for the home under s. DHS 10.71
, an adult family home shall provide information to prospective residents and refer residents and prospective residents to an aging and disability resource center as required under s. 50.033 (2r) to (2t)
, Stats., and s. DHS 10.73
DHS 82.06 Note
Section 50.033 (2r) to (2t), Stats., was repealed by 2007 Wis. Act 20
No resident may be placed in a home or continue in a placement unless the prospective or current resident, the resident's guardian, if any, and the sponsor consent or have consented in writing to the placement. The written consent shall be made part of the service agreement.
The sponsor shall ensure that a written agreement for each resident placed in the home is developed and kept up to date by the service coordinator, referring agency, sponsor or the department. If the referring agency or service coordinator does not develop the service agreement in accordance with this subsection and the sponsor is unable to develop it, the sponsor shall immediately notify the certifying agency and the department that the resident is placed in the home and lacks an up-to-date service agreement. A current resident may continue in the placement for an additional 90 days until the department can arrange for or develop the service agreement.
DHS 82.06 Note
Note: If a resident does not have a service agreement, the sponsor should notify the director of the Developmental Disabilities Office, Bureau of Community Programs, Division of Community Services, P.O. Box 7851, Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266-9328.
The parties to an agreement shall include the resident, the resident's guardian, if any, the sponsor, the referring agency and the service coordinator.
The agreement shall be completed by the end of the seventh day after a new resident enters the home or within 30 days after initial certification for each current resident, shall be signed by and a copy given to all persons listed in par. (b)
, shall contain the date on which it was signed and an expiration date which may not be more than 12 months from the date on which it was signed and shall be reviewed and updated when it expires. After the seventh day for a new resident and after 30 days following initial certification for a current resident, no resident may maintain his or her placement unless there is an up-to-date service agreement except as provided in par. (b)
In addition to the written consent required in par. (a)
, the service agreement shall include:
Designation of a service coordinator who shall ensure that needed services provided by the sponsor and outside agencies are arranged and monitored;
A description of the roles, responsibilities and expectations of the sponsor in providing the services that are specified in the individualized service plan under sub. (5)
, of the resident entering or residing in the home and of the referring agency or service coordinator providing assistance to the resident or sponsor, including whether the service coordinator is responsible for developing, monitoring and updating the service agreement and individualized service plan;
The amount, source and method of payment for providing care and maintenance to the resident of the home, specifying any costs for which the resident will be liable and whether the service coordinator agrees to be responsible for meeting the financial security requirement under s. DHS 82.04 (3)
. If the service coordinator is responsible for financial security, the agreement shall describe how resources will be made available to the sponsor in the event that payments to the sponsor for resident are not received;
A statement about who will exercise control over the resident's funds, which shall be a decision of the resident or the resident's guardian, if any, and whether or not those funds will be maintained in a bank account. If the sponsor agrees to exercise control over the resident's funds, the sponsor shall deposit resident funds in a separate bank account opened for the resident if the balance of the resident's personal funds exceed $200, shall keep records that account for the receipt and expenditure of all of the resident's funds which the sponsor controls, including any interest or dividends earned, and shall provide the resident or the resident's guardian, if any, with an accounting of the resident's funds on request;
A statement that the sponsor shall give at least 30 days written notice to all parties involved if the sponsor wants to terminate the placement, change the services or change the charges for services;
A description of any personal housekeeping the resident will be required to perform or, if applicable, any compensated work the resident has agreed to do for the sponsor, including the terms of compensation. A resident shall be allowed to refuse work other than personal housekeeping. In this subdivision, "personal housekeeping" means the performance of routine housekeeping and household tasks in areas of the home assigned to the resident or in areas used communally in proportion to the amount of resident use if equitably distributed among all household members capable of performing the necessary tasks. This may include cleaning of common areas, doing the laundry, shoveling snow, cooking, washing dishes and taking care of the lawn;
A statement that the resident's rights and the grievance process under s. 51.61
, Stats., and ch. DHS 94
have been explained to the resident and to the resident's guardian, if any; and
A statement which identifies whether the sponsor, service coordinator, referring agency or county agency is responsible for each of the following functions;
Each resident shall have a medical examination by a physician to identify any health problems and to screen for communicable disease within 30 days after placement in the adult family home and annually thereafter unless the resident is being seen regularly by a physician. Sponsors shall keep a written record of all medical examinations and shall retain any reports made by these health care providers.
The sponsor shall immediately notify the service coordinator of any life-threatening, disabling or serious illness or injury sustained by a resident which requires medical treatment or absence from the home for more than 24 hours.
(5) Individualized service plan.
The sponsor shall ensure that a written service plan is developed for each resident within 30 days after initial certification of the home and within 7 days after the placement of a new resident. The plan shall be developed with the resident's service coordinator and with involvement and approval of the resident and the resident's guardian, if any. The sponsor may arrange for the referring agency or service coordinator to develop the plan in accordance with this subsection. The plan shall be:
Developed by the referring agency, service coordinator or the sponsor, with the resident participating in a manner that is appropriate for the resident's level of understanding and method of communication. The plan shall contain a description of the services the sponsor shall provide, shall identify how the resident will obtain access to community activities and services under s. DHS 82.05 (1)
, shall describe the extent of supervision the sponsor will provide and specify whether the resident is capable of being left alone in the home or in the community without supervision and may also contain a description of services provided by other service providers;
Agreed to and signed by all persons involved in developing it, and a copy given to each of these persons;
Monitored by the sponsor or service coordinator, as provided in the plan, to ensure that it is implemented as intended; and
Reviewed at least once every 6 months by the sponsor or by the service coordinator if the service coordinator has agreed to assume this responsibility in the service agreement. This review is to determine continued appropriateness of the plan and to update the plan as necessary. A plan shall be updated whenever the resident's needs or preferences substantially change or when requested by the resident or the resident's guardian.
DHS 82.06 History
Cr. Register, December, 1989, No. 408
, eff. 1-1-90; cr. (2m), Register, October, 2000, No. 538
, eff. 11-1-00; corrections in (2) (a), (2m), (3) (e) 8. and 9. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635
The sponsor shall provide a safe, emotionally stable, homelike and humane environment which encourages a resident's autonomy, addresses a resident's need for physical and emotional privacy and takes a resident's preferences and choices and status as an adult into consideration while providing care and supervision.
The sponsor shall plan activities and services with the residents to accommodate individual resident needs and preferences and shall provide opportunities for the residents to participate in cultural, religious, political, social and intellectual activities within the home and community. Residents may not be compelled to participate in these activities.
The sponsor shall allow a resident to participate in all activities that the resident selects and is capable of learning unless the resident's individualized service plan indicates otherwise.
The sponsor shall arrange for a substitute provider when the sponsor is gone overnight or when the sponsor's absence prevents the resident from receiving the services or supervision specified in the individualized service plan developed under s. DHS 82.06 (5)
The sponsor shall provide or arrange for the provision of those services specified in the individualized service plan that are the sponsor's responsibility. A resident may refuse any service. Services shall be directed to the goals of assisting, teaching and supporting the resident to promote his or her health, well-being, self-esteem, independence and quality of life and may include:
Supervising or assisting residents with or teaching residents about activities of daily living;
Providing, arranging, transporting or accompanying residents to leisure and recreational activities; and
Monitoring resident health by observing and documenting changes in each resident's health status and referring a resident to health care providers when necessary.
Services that are provided shall be services determined by the sponsor or service coordinator and the resident, or the resident's guardian, if any, to be needed by the resident and within the capability of the sponsor to provide.
A sponsor may not directly and personally provide nursing care to residents. The sponsor may arrange nursing care if the care is needed or if it is specified in the service plan. No more than 2 residents may routinely need or receive nursing care in excess of 7 hours per week. If nursing care in excess of 7 hours per week is routinely required by more than 2 residents, the sponsor shall either notify the certifying agency and each resident's service coordinator in writing that a change of placement is needed for at least one resident or the sponsor shall apply for a license to operate a nursing home. The sponsor is not responsible for finding an alternative placement.
DHS 82.07(3)(a)(a) Containers.
Every container in which prescription medication is stored shall have a label permanently attached to the outside which lists the name of the person for whom the medication is prescribed, the physician's name, the prescription number, the name and dosage of the medication, directions for use, the date the medication was issued, an expiration date for time-dated medication, and the name, address and telephone number of the pharmacy from which the medication was obtained.
A resident shall control and administer his or her own medications except when the resident is not able to do so, as determined by the resident's physician, or when the resident or resident's guardian, if any, requests the sponsor's assistance.
A resident may not be forced to take medications except by order of a court. If the resident refuses to take a prescribed medication, the sponsor shall inform the resident's guardian and service coordinator about the resident's refusal.
For the sponsor to administer any prescription medication, the sponsor shall obtain a written order from the physician who prescribed the medication. The written order from the physician shall specify under what conditions and in what dosages the medication is to be administered.
The sponsor may not administer a medication to a resident when there is a court order that directs the resident to take the medication. If the sponsor provided assistance with a medication, the sponsor shall help the resident safely store the medication, take the correct dosage at the correct time and communicate effectively with his or her physician or pharmacist.
Records shall be kept by the sponsor of all prescription medications controlled or administered by the sponsor, which shall show the name of the resident, the name of the particular medication, the date and time of administration by the sponsor and the dose administered.
The sponsor shall provide each resident with a quantity and variety of foods sufficient to meet the resident's nutritional needs and preferences and to maintain his or her health.
The sponsor shall provide to each resident or ensure that each resident receives 3 nutritious meals each day. This requirement does not apply to the sponsor if a meal is included in other programming in which the resident participates and is paid for by the provider of that programming.
Residents shall be routinely served their meals in common dining areas with other household members.
Meals prepared by the sponsor shall take into account special physical and religious dietary needs of residents.
DHS 82.07 History
Cr. Register, December, 1989, No. 408
, eff. 1-1-90.
Termination of placement.
A sponsor may terminate a resident's placement only after giving the resident, the resident's guardian, if any, and the resident's service coordinator 30 days written notice, except that 30 days notice is not required for an emergency termination necessary to prevent harm to the health and safety of the resident or other household members.
DHS 82.08 History
Cr. Register, December, 1989, No. 408
, eff. 1-1-90.
Records and information requests. DHS 82.09(1)(1)
The sponsor shall maintain a record for each resident. Resident records shall be maintained in a secure location within the home. A resident or the resident's guardian shall be given access to the resident's record upon request. The record shall be kept confidential in accordance with s. 51.30
, Stats., and ch. DHS 92
. Each record shall contain:
If the resident has a guardian, the name, address and phone number of the guardian;