PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-235C. notice of discharge — request for hearing. (1) Before a discharge plan is implemented, the resident and the resident’s spouse, guardian, adult next of kin or friend, if any, shall be given an opportunity to participate in the development and review of the admission-discharge committee’s discharge plan.
(2) If, after reasonable efforts have been exhausted, the resident or the resident’s spouse, guardian, adult next of kin or friend, if any, does not agree with the admission-discharge committee’s discharge plan, ninety (90) days prior to discharge, written notice shall be filed with the committing court, if any, and served by registered or certified mail upon the resident, resident’s attorney, and either the resident’s spouse, guardian, adult next of kin or friend, if any. The written notice must include a statement advising the resident of the right to request a hearing by the director and must also include a statement advising the resident of the right to judicial review.
(3) Within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the notice of discharge, the resident may serve a written request for hearing upon the director. Upon receipt of such request, the director shall fix a date for hearing, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from receipt of the request, and shall give the resident at least fifteen (15) days’ written notice of said hearing date. Within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the hearing, the director shall notify the resident in writing by registered or certified mail of his decision. A transfer shall not be implemented during any period in which a request for hearing is pending and undecided by the director. If no request for hearing is made within fifteen (15) days from receipt of the notice of discharge, the director may discharge the resident.
(4) The director shall periodically monitor the adjustment of the former resident to his transfer to a community facility or private residence. If within ninety (90) days following a transfer to a community facility or private residence, an admission-discharge committee determines that the former resident is not adjusting to the transfer and there is no other available community facility or private residence least restrictive, appropriate and consistent with the needs of the former resident, the director may make the determination that the former resident be readmitted to the southwest Idaho treatment center in accordance with section 56-235A, Idaho Code.
[56-235C, added 2011, ch. 101, sec. 5, p. 258; am. 2012, ch. 107, sec. 11, p. 295.]