††††† 922 KAR 5:090. General adult services.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 209.020(4), (6), (7), (8), (15), 210.290, 403.720(2)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.050(1), 209.035, EO 98-731

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 209.035 requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations to establish criteria for general adult services. This administrative regulation establishes the general adult services program.

 

††††† Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Abuse" is defined at KRS 209.020(7).

††††† (2) "Adult" is defined at KRS 209.020(4).

††††† (3) "Cabinet" means the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

††††† (4) "Caretaker" is defined at KRS 209.020(6).

††††† (5) "Exploitation" is defined at KRS 209.020(8).

††††† (6) "Family member" is defined at KRS 403.720(2).

††††† (7) "General adult services" means a voluntary preventive service aimed at assisting:

††††† (a) An adult to attain and function at his highest level of self-sufficiency and autonomy; and

††††† (b) In maintaining the adult in the community.

††††† (8) "Neglect" is defined at KRS 209.020(15).

 

††††† Section 2. Criteria for Intake and Assessment. (1) If a social service worker and the adult agree, an individual eighteen (18) years of age or older shall be eligible for general adult services:

††††† (a) If he is:

††††† 1. Mentally or physically dysfunctional and not in an abuse, neglect or exploitation situation; and

††††† 2. Requesting the service or in a situation where service is requested at the direction of an individual through another individual or agency;

††††† (b) If an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation is made and the alleged perpetrator is a:

††††† 1. Former spouse;

††††† 2. Former cohabiting partner; or

††††† 3. Partner with a child in common; or

††††† (c) If he requests a transitioning service from out-of-home care within twelve (12) months of release from the cabinetís commitment.

††††† (2) An individual sixty-five (65) years of age or older shall be eligible for general adult services if he is:

††††† (a) Not mentally or physically dysfunctional; and

††††† (b) Allegedly being abused, neglected or exploited by a:

††††† 1. Family member;

††††† 2. Household member; or

††††† 3. Caretaker.

 

††††† Section 3. Time Frame. An adult services assessment shall be:

††††† (1) Be initiated within three (3) working days of receipt of the request for services; and

††††† (2) Include completion of the Adult Narrative/Investigation/Assessment form within forty-five (45) working days of initiation.

 

††††† Section 4. Tracking information on general adult services shall be maintained by the cabinet for administrative purposes.

 

††††† Section 5. Appropriate and necessary service provision shall include:

††††† (1) Information and referral;

††††† (2) The assessment; and

††††† (3) Supportive and on-going services including that, if required by the circumstances, include:

††††† (a) Services focusing on prevention;

††††† (b) Social work counseling; and

††††† (c) Arranging transportation.

 

††††† Section 6. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The Adult Narrative/Investigation/Assessment Form, edition 11/99, is incorporated by reference.

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained at the Department for Community Based Services, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (26 Ky.R. 1327; Am. 1579; eff. 2-1-2000.)