(1) Community-based single gender residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders may be located in residential neighborhoods, comparable to other homes in the neighborhood, and shall reflect the environment of a home. To be licensed to provide community-based residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders ASAM Level III.3 medium intensity treatment, a provider must meet the following:

(a) staffing or security measures sufficient to assure the safety of residents, staffing requirements may include but are not limited to:

(i) licensed addiction counselor (LAC);

(ii) individuals trained in managing co-occurring disorders;

(iii) case managers that have a minimum of two years of higher education or four or more years of related work experience and orientation to the facility's policies and procedures; and

(iv) rehabilitation aides that have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and orientation to the facilities policies and procedures.

(b) service requirements including but not limited to the following program policies must address:

(i) these homes as transitional versus permanent living environments and how they provide interim supports and services for persons with substance use disorders and related problems;

(ii) admission criteria indicating that the individual is appropriate for these settings;

(iii) define the criteria for the length of stay in the facilities;

(iv) how clinical treatment is provided either on- or off-site; and

(v) how life skills training including vocational services is incorporated into daily residential living to prepare residents to assume permanent housing and independent living.

History: 50-5-103, 53-24-208, MCA; IMP, 50-5-101, 50-5-103, 53-24-208, 53-24-209, 76-2-411, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 2975, Eff. 12/24/10.