IAEC Standards



All social model recovery programs will operate on a nondiscriminatory basis providing all recovery services in accordance with state and federal laws. In residential programs initial assessments will be performed to reinforce the environment of the home, referring individuals who are not appropriate for the program to appropriate resources if available which may provide for their individual needs.
A Social Model recovery Program may establish admission policies targeting specific populations such as members of religious, ethnic, gender, or special language, needs and groups.
All admissions shall be voluntary.

a. Immediately prior to, or within thirty (30) days following the admission o a person, the home shall obtain evidence of a recent medical assessment of the person which:
1. Establishes whether there are findings of communicable tuberculosis, or other infectious or contagious diseases which would preclude residence of the person in the home.
2. Provides a record of prior medical and related social services

a. All residential programs shall have a written agreement with each resident. Such agreement shall be completed prior to or written seven (7) days after admission and shall be dated and signed by the Director or authorized representative and by the person admitted. The original of the completed agreement shall be retained and a copy shall be given to the resident.
b. The agreement shall specify:
1. The services to be provided by the program.
2. The fee for basic services and a list of charges for services not included in the basic rate.
3. The conditions for modification of the agreement, including provisions for at least thirty (30) days prior written notice of any basic rate change.
4. The conditions under which refunds will be made.
5. That service shall at all times be provided without discrimination.
6. Conditions under which the agreement may be terminated.
7. That no person shall be summarily asked to leave except for specified reasons.
8. Conditions under which a person may be restricted to the programs

a. All residential programs shall provide residents with a list of the following basic rights:
1. To be accorded dignity in their personal relationship with staff and other persons.
2. To be accorded safe, healthful and comfortable accommodations, furnishings and equipment.
3. Not to be subjected to corporal or unusual punishment, humiliation, mental abuse, withholding of monetary allowances or punitive interference connected with daily functions of living, such as eating and sleeping.
4. To be informed by the program of the provisions of law regarding complaints, confidentiality, including, but not limited to, the address and or procedures for registering complaints and telephone number of the complaint receiving unit of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
5. To have written freedom to attend religious services or activities of their choice and have visits from spiritual advisor of their choice. Attendance at religious services, whether in or outside the program shall be completely voluntary, except where stipulated in the admission agreement.
6. To leave or depart the program at any time, except where outlined in the admission agreement.
7. To have communications to the program from the participant’s relatives, guardian or conservator answered promptly and appropriately.
8. To have access to individual storage space for his/her private use.
9. To have access to medical care or other services.
10. To receive assistance in exercising the right to vote.

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