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HCBS Settings Rule policy checklist

  • Person-centered care plan policy and procedure
  • Access to food at any time
  • Access to visitors at any time
  • Access and choices of public transportation
  • Activities/activity questionnaire (desires/goals, age appropriate, skills, abilities)
  • Community integration
  • Freedom to go outside if safe and competent
  • Medical information is kept private/confidential
  • Flexibility in breaks/lunch times
  • Activities adapted to needs and preferences
  • Health and personal care conducted in private
  • Space to talk on the phone or visit with others in private
  • Freedom to control own schedule
  • Secure place to store belongings
  • Alternative meal and/or private dining if requested
  • Registrant chooses with whom they spend their time while in program
  • Program supports registrants to: associate with others, practice religion, make personal decisions
  • Allow individuals to choose employee to provide service
  • Opportunity to tour the site
  • Ability to change activities based on preferences
  • Site provide information to individuals about how to make a request for additional services or changes to care plans
  • Staff receive new hire training related to company policies, including PC planning, practice and thinking; continuing education; sign in sheets
  • Company policies regularly assessed for compliance and amended as necessary