STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS
TREATMENT AND CARE OF THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
66-413. Individual treatment plan. (1) The head of a facility shall establish or obtain for each developmentally disabled resident or client a current individual treatment plan. This plan shall be placed in the resident’s or client’s permanent file and shall describe:
(a) The resident’s or client’s disabilities;
(b) The goals of care and treatment at the facility;
(c) The modes of care and treatment to be employed;
(d) The location least restrictive of personal liberty in which appropriate services can be provided;
(e) The written approval of the plan by the head of the facility or his designee;
(f) Changes to the original plan;
(g) A discharge plan including, if the resident or client has been committed to the director, a recommendation concerning legal status upon discharge; and
(h) A statement by the head of the facility or his designee that the plan has been explained, as far as possible, to the resident or client and that a copy of the plan and of subsequent changes has been mailed to the last known address of the known parents, legal guardian or next of kin of the resident or client.
(2) Each facility shall take reasonable efforts to include the resident or client and parents of minor residents or clients, legal guardians of clients or residents who lack capacity to make informed decisions about treatment or the resident’s or client’s duly appointed resident representative in the development of the plan, and provide for a system by which the client or resident may secure an independent review of the treatment plan.
(3) If, in the judgment of the head of any facility, the client or resident is unable to manage financial resources, is unable to meet essential requirements for physical health or safety, or lacks capacity to make informed decisions, he shall encourage guardianship or conservatorship proceedings under the provisions of this chapter.
[66-413, added 1982, ch. 59, sec. 7, p. 105.]