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  630.705.  Rules for standards for facilities and programs for persons affected by mental disorder, mental illness, or developmental disability — classification of facilities and programs — certain facilities and programs not to be licensed. — 1.  The department shall promulgate rules setting forth reasonable standards for residential facilities and day programs for persons who are affected by a mental disorder, mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disability.

  2.  The rules shall provide for the facilities and programs to be reasonably classified as to resident or client population, size, type of services or other reasonable classification.  The department shall design the rules to promote and regulate safe, humane and adequate facilities and programs for the care, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation of persons described in subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  The following residential facilities and day programs shall not be licensed by the department:

  (1)  Any facility or program which relies solely upon the use of prayer or spiritual healing;

  (2)  Any educational, special educational or vocational program operated, certified or approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapters 161, 162 and 178, and regulations promulgated by the board;

  (3)  Any hospital, facility, program or entity operated by this state or the United States; except that facilities operated by the department shall meet these standards;

  (4)  Any hospital, facility or other entity, excluding those with persons who are intellectually disabled and developmentally disabled as defined in section 630.005 otherwise licensed by the state and operating under such license and within the limits of such license, unless the majority of the persons served receive activities and services normally provided by a licensed facility pursuant to this chapter;

  (5)  Any hospital licensed by the department of social services as a psychiatric hospital pursuant to chapter 197;

  (6)  Any facility or program accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, the American Osteopathic Association, the Council on Quality and Leadership, Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families, Inc., or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities;

  (7)  Any facility or program caring for less than four persons whose care is not funded by the department.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1565, A.L. 1984 S.B. 575, A.L. 1985 S.B. 266, A.L. 1990 S.B. 808 & 672, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1085, A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1064)


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