37.106.2872 REQUIREMENTS FOR CATEGORY B FACILITIES ONLY (1) An assisted
living category B endorsement to the license shall be made by the licensing bureau of the department only after: (a) initial department approval of the facility’s category B policy and procedures; (b) evidence of the administrator’s and facility staff qualifications; and (c) written approval from the building and fire code authorities having jurisdiction.
- An assisted living category B facility shall employ or contract with a registered nurse to provide or supervise nursing service to include:
- general health monitoring on each category B resident; (b) performing a nursing assessment on category B residents when and as required;
- assistance with the development of the resident health care plan and, as appropriate, the development of the resident service plan; and
- routine nursing tasks, including those that may be delegated to licensed practical nurses (LPN) and unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance with the Montana Nurse Practice (History:
37.106.2873 ADMINISTRATOR QUALIFICATIONS: CATEGORY B
- An assisted living category B facility must be administered by a person who, in addition to the requirements found inARM37.106.2814, has one or more years of experience working in the field of geriatrics or caring for disabled residents in a licensed
- Providers in existence on the date of the final adoption of this rule will be granted one year to meet the category B administrator requirements found in (1).
37.106.2874 DIRECT CARE STAFF QUALIFICATIONS: CATEGORY B
- In addition to the requirements found in ARM 37.106.2816, each nonprofessional staff providing direct care in an assisted living category B facility shall show documentation of in-37.106. Subchapter 28 house training related to the care and services they are to provide under direct supervision of a registered nurse or supervising nursing service providing category B care, including those tasks that may be delegated to licensed practical nurses (LPN) and unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance with the Montana Nurse Practice Act.
- Staff members whose job responsibilities will include supervising or preparing special or modified diets, as ordered by the resident’s practitioner, shall receive training prior to performing this
- Prior to providing direct care, direct care staff must:
- work under direct supervision for any direct care task not yet trained or properly oriented; and
- not take the place of the required certified