Utah Administrative Code

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R510. Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.

Rule R510-103. Use of Senior Centers by Long-Term Care Facility Residents Participating in Activities Outside Their Planning and Service Area.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R510-103-1. Criteria for Use.

(1) Eligibility: Long-term care facility residents shall have access to senior centers and programs operated within which receive financial assistance through the Older Americans Act (OAA), Social Services Block Grant, or any other source of federal funds.

(2) Fees and Contributions:

(a) Facility residents who individually participate and who are age 60 or over are encouraged to donate at the contribution rate as established by the responsible AAA Advisory Council and/or Nutrition Council for all programs. The amount of contribution will be confidential.

(b) Facility residents who are under age 60 shall be subject to the fee for participants under 60 as established by the responsible AAA Advisory Council and/or Nutrition Council.

(c) Long-term care residents who elect to take a special class or participate in an activity where there is a charge will be required to pay the fee in accordance with the senior center's policy. This would include requested transportation costs to and from such activities.

(d) The source of contributions and fees for group participants shall be the long-term care facility's responsibility if the use of senior centers is an activity planned by the long-term care facility.

(e) Contributions and fees shall not originate from the resident's personal needs allowance unless participation in the senior center is totally at the request of an individual or their family or legally responsible person, and participation in senior centers is not a component of the facility's activity plan.

(6) Visiting senior center groups shall be given an opportunity to donate a confidential contribution to the planned group activity.

(3) Supervision: Residents who participate in the senior center programs as part of a long-term care group planned activity and/or who require supervision shall be accompanied by a facility staff member or other responsible parties.

(4) Advance Reservations: As is the standard policy for all senior center participants, activities by long-term care facility residents who participate in senior center activities shall require an advanced reservation.

(5) Complaints Regarding Adherence:

All complaints regarding adherence to this regulation by long-term care facilities should first be reported to the facility administrator. If this action does not resolve the complaint, the concern should be directed to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Program where its resolution will be coordinated with the appropriate agencies.

KEY

elderly, senior centers, nursing homes

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

February 3, 1999

Notice of Continuation

June 30, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

62A-3-104(4); 62A-3-107 through 108


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R510, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Aging and Adult Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.