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The Director shall be capable of operating the shelter in accordance with these rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family" of "household members" means spouses, parents and children, or other persons related by consanguinity or affinity and occupying a common domicile.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family violence" means the occurrence of one of the following acts between family or household members who reside together. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attempting to cause or causing bodily injury or serious bodily injury with or without a deadly weapon; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> By physical menace, placing another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family violence program" means any program certified by the Department which provides services to victims of family violence. A family violence program may be but is not required to be associated with a family violence shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Family violence shelter" means a facility certified by the Department for the purpose of receiving on a temporary basis persons who are subject to family violence. Family violence shelters are distinguished from shelters operated for detention or placement of children only, as provided in subsection (a) of Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-11-20&amp;title=15#" target="_newtab">15-11-20</a> (Ga. Law 1981, p. 663 1; Ga. Law 1983, p. 521 1.).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Governing Body" means the Board of Trustees, the partnership, the corporation, the association, or the group of persons who maintain and control the shelter and who are legally responsible for the operation of the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Permit" means authorization granted by the Department to any person or persons to operate a Family Violence Shelter. Such a permit signifies satisfactory compliance with these rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Plan of Improvement" means a written plan submitted by the persons responsible for a family violence shelter. The plan shall identify the existing areas of non-compliance of the facility, the proposed procedures, methods, means and period of time to correct the areas of non-compliance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Provisional permit" means authorization granted by the Department to a person or persons to operate a Family Violence Shelter on a conditional basis to allow a newly established shelter a reasonable but limited period of time to demonstrate operational procedures in satisfactory compliance with these rules and regulations, or to allow a shelter a specified length of time to comply with these rules and regulations, provided said family violence shelter shall first present an acceptable plan of improvement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.01(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Resident" means a person who has been subjected to family violence, and who has sought and obtained admission to a family violence shelter. To qualify for admission, a resident must be at least 18 years of age, or an emancipated female. Dependent children of residents may accompany their parent into the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.02" name="290-5-46-.02" title="290-5-46-.02">Rule 290-5-46-.02 Governing Body</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each family violence shelter shall have a governing body which assumes full legal responsibility for the overall conduct of the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall be composed of at least three citizens, one of whom shall be a member of a local, municipal or county law enforcement agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ownership of the shelter shall be fully disclosed in its application for a permit. In the case of corporate partnerships and other bodies created by statute, the corporation officers and all others owning 10% or more of the corporate stock or ownership shall be disclosed in the application for a permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall be responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body shall certify in its application the name of the person to whom the responsibility for the management of the shelter is delegated, including the carrying out of rules and policies adopted by the governing body. This persons shall be known as the director and their legal authority shall be defined in writing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department shall be notified with a new application when there are changes in ownership, management and operational objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.03" name="290-5-46-.03" title="290-5-46-.03">Rule 290-5-46-.03 Administration</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each shelter shall develop a written statement of policies and procedures outlining the responsibilities of the management and the residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each shelter shall have a written statement regarding fees and services provided.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each shelter shall designate, in writing, a responsible person who can carry out the duties of the director, in that person's absence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be written procedures for handling emergencies, available to all staff and volunteers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No family violence shelter shall deny service or admission to an applicant or resident on the basis of race, religion, color, non-medical handicap, national origin or ability to pay.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each family violence shelter shall provide a residential area which offers a safe refuge for victims of family violence and their dependent children, on a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week basis.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each family violence shelter shall provide or utilize a phone service which allows 24-hour accessibility to services. The shelter shall publicize the phone number of this service in the community.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each family violence shelter shall have a written plan detailing their access to the following services: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency medical care;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency transportation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Counseling or psychological services for victims, their dependent children and violent family members;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(8)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Legal service.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional services available through linkages with existing community agencies, shall be accessible to residents. These services may include assistance with housing, employment, and the educational and vocational needs of the victims.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters shall make referrals to other appropriate services if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the shelter is occupied to capacity; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the request for service is inappropriate; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.03(10)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the multiplicity of the victim's problems require the services of another agency.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.04" name="290-5-46-.04" title="290-5-46-.04">Rule 290-5-46-.04 Admissions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An admission agreement in writing shall be entered into between the shelter and the resident. This agreement shall include the daily, weekly, or monthly charges and the responsibilities of both management and resident. A copy of this agreement shall be maintained in the shelter's files.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the shelter's policies shall be made available to each resident upon admission.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As part of the admission agreement, the shelter shall obtain from each resident a signed acknowledgement of understanding the shelter's policies.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.05" name="290-5-46-.05" title="290-5-46-.05">Rule 290-5-46-.05 Resident Files</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual resident file shall be maintained by the director for each resident in the shelter. Personal information shall be treated as confidential and shall not be disclosed except to the resident, the management, the Department's licensing agency and others for whom written authorization is given by the resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The resident files shall include the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identifying information including name, marital status, age, sex, and previous address;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name and address of person to contact in case of an emergency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Date of admission;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Date of termination of residence;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any pertinent medical information, including name of preferred physician, pharmacist, and hospital;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Record of all monies and other valuables entrusted to the shelter for safekeeping;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If dependent children accompany a resident into the shelter, the following information shall be obtained on each child: name, birthdate, sex, and any pertinent medical information including name of physician;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.05(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With written consent, or if offered as information, the forwarding address of the resident.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.06" name="290-5-46-.06" title="290-5-46-.06">Rule 290-5-46-.06 Resident's Rights</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No individual shall be deprived of any civil right solely because of being in the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident has the right to be fully informed of the shelter's policies, fees, and services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident has the right to be notified in writing of a shelter's decision to terminate his/her stay.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall be notified verbally and by copy of the shelter's policies, of his/her rights and the process of appeal for any termination decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each resident shall have the right to voice grievances and register complaints. Policies of the shelter shall define procedures for residents to exercise their rights.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.07" name="290-5-46-.07" title="290-5-46-.07">Rule 290-5-46-.07 Personnel</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The director and all designated responsible persons shall be at least 18 years of age.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff members and any volunteers offering direct services to the residents or children of the shelter, shall have received training in basic first aid within the past two years. All staff and such volunteers shall be in good health and by training and experience, be capable of meeting the demands of the position.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff members, including the director and any volunteers offering direct services to the residents or children of the shelter, shall have received a physical examination within 12 months prior to employment or initial application for licensure of the shelter, which shall be in sufficient detail to insure that the staff member is physically and mentally qualified to perform the job to which he/she is assigned.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be an on-going planned program of in-service education for staff and volunteers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be written personnel policies addressing job descriptions, qualifications for each job, and conditions of employment.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.08" name="290-5-46-.08" title="290-5-46-.08">Rule 290-5-46-.08 Bedding, Linen and Miscellaneous</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each shelter shall provide an individual bed for each resident at least 36 inches wide and 72 inches long with comfortable springs, a protected mattress and a pillow.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cribs shall be provided for infants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters shall provide bedding, towels, wash cloths, soap, light bulbs, and toilet tissue.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An emergency supply of clean clothing and toiletries shall be kept available for use by residents and their children, if needed.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.09" name="290-5-46-.09" title="290-5-46-.09">Rule 290-5-46-.09 Physical Plant</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter shall be so constructed, arranged, and maintained as to provide adequately for the health, safety, and well-being of its occupants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rooms used by residents during periods requiring artificial heat shall be provided with a safe and adequate source of heat, and shall be maintained at a temperature of not less than 680° F. during occupancy.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter shall provide access to laundering facilities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter shall be equipped to provide an adequate amount of hot water for resident use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least one functional toilet, lavatory, and bathing or showering facility shall be provided for each six residents residing in the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bathrooms and toilet facilities without windows shall have forced ventilation to the outside. Bathroom windows used for ventilation shall open easily.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter shall provide separate and distinct living and sleeping areas. All areas shall be well-lighted, heated and ventilated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A room shall not be used as a bedroom where more than one-half the room height is below grade, except when the ceiling of such room is located five feet or more above grade for more than 25% of the perimeter measurement of the room. Such below grade bedrooms shall have adequate natural light and ventilation and be provided with two useful means of egress. Control of dampness shall be assured.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedrooms for residents shall be separated from halls, corridors and other rooms by floor to ceiling walls which contain no openings except doorways.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Doorways of bedrooms occupied by residents shall be equipped with side-hinged, permanently mounted doors equipped with positively latching hardware which will insure opening of the door by a single motion such as turning a knob or by pressing with normal strength on a latch.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be provision for a locked, safe place for residents to store valuable belongings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Residents with impaired mobility shall not sleep in or be assigned bedrooms on floors which do not have a grade level exit to the outside; provided, however, that above-grade exits with easily negotiable ramps may be used.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Bedrooms shall have at least one window opening to the outside. Bedrooms shall be well ventilated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be no more than four adults in each bedroom.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.09(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each bedroom shall be of sufficient size to provide ample space for necessary furniture and freedom of movement.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.10" name="290-5-46-.10" title="290-5-46-.10">Rule 290-5-46-.10 Safety</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Interior stairways shall have sturdy and securely fastened handrails, on at least one side. Exterior stairways and porches shall have handrails on the open sides.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scatter or throw rugs on hard finished floors shall have a non-skid backing. If used, floor wax shall not present a hazard to residents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grab bars and non-skid strips or surfacing shall be installed in tub and shower areas.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sidewalks, fire escape routes and entrances shall be kept free of any hazards such as ice, snow and debris.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cooking appliances shall be suitably installed in accordance with approved safety practices. Where metal hoods or canopies are provided, they shall be equipped with filters which shall be maintained in an efficient condition and kept clean at all times.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A yard area shall be kept free from all hazards, nuisances, refuse and litter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire screens shall be provided for open flames. Protection devices shall be used for space heaters, floor furnaces, stoves, and fireplaces. All combustible heaters must be vented to the outside.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Water provided for resident's use shall not exceed 120° F.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hazards that cause tripping shall be removed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Electrical service shall be maintained in a safe condition and shall be inspected by the local fire marshal or a qualified electrician. A copy of a report of such an inspection done within one year or less of the filing of the application shall be included with the application for a permit. This inspection must indicate approval of the electrical services by the fire marshal or electrician.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Smoke detectors shall be installed and maintained as required by local fire safety enforcement personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fire extinguishers shall be provided for use in the shelter in the size and quantity required by the local fire safety enforcement personnel.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There shall be an established procedure and mechanism for alerting residents in case of fire and evacuating them to safety. This shall include emergency instructions and evacuation plans posted on each floor of multiple story dwellings.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All staff shall be familiar with evacuation plans, and be able to use the fire extinguishers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All shelters prior to issuance of a permit and annually thereafter, must show evidence of an approved fire safety inspection, indicating compliance with all applicable ordinances regarding fire safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.10(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Locked storage shall be provided for all medicines.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.11" name="290-5-46-.11" title="290-5-46-.11">Rule 290-5-46-.11 Water and Sanitation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Private water systems shall meet applicable State and local standards and/or regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sewage disposal systems shall meet the requirements of the Georgia Department of Human Resources and/or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and applicable local regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Kitchen and bathroom areas shall be cleaned at least daily and maintained to insure cleanliness and sanitation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Handwashing facilities provided in both kitchen and bathroom areas shall include hot and cold running water, soap and towels.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a resident leaves the shelter, the room and its contents shall be thoroughly cleaned.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.12" name="290-5-46-.12" title="290-5-46-.12">Rule 290-5-46-.12 Food Service</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters shall establish a plan that assures that all shelter residents and their dependent children receive sufficient food and nourishment during their stay.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All perishable foods shall be stored at such temperatures as will protect against spoilage.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All foods while being stored, prepared, or served shall be protected against contamination and be safe for human consumption.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter shall be equipped properly to prepare and serve adequate meals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Emergency food shall be available on a 24-hour basis. Residents shall not be obligated to pay for food the first 24 hours of their stay.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.12(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters serving 16 or more persons shall possess a valid food service permit issued under the provisions of the Georgia Health Code, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service Establishments, and Rules and Regulations applicable thereto.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.13" name="290-5-46-.13" title="290-5-46-.13">Rule 290-5-46-.13 Services for Children</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters must make arrangements to ensure continued education for children.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters must offer children recreational activities during their stay.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters shall make referrals to community resources that attempt to minimize the trauma of family violence to children.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shelters shall have a policy advocating non-violent behavior between parents and children, siblings, and peers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.13(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of suspected child abuse shall be reported to appropriate authorities.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.14" name="290-5-46-.14" title="290-5-46-.14">Rule 290-5-46-.14 Application for a Permit</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The management of each shelter shall submit to the Department an application for a permit to operate under these rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application for a permit shall be made on forms provided by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each application shall be accompanied by the following items: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of the policies of the shelter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Description of the services offered and the fee schedule for such services;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A floor sketch of the shelter showing placement of doors, windows, and beds;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of approved fire safety inspection;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of approved electrical service inspection;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Food service permit number and date of issue, if applicable.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-profit associations shall submit legal proof of the organization and the name and address of each trustee. A copy of the statement with tax exempt number, substantiating approval by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service of non-profit status shall be included.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All others shall submit a statement attesting to the name(s) and address(es) of each person owning any part of the facility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.14(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No permit will be issued to any applicant who has bee convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude. A conviction shall include a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and shall also include first offender status which is still pending.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.15" name="290-5-46-.15" title="290-5-46-.15">Rule 290-5-46-.15 Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The management of each shelter shall apply for and obtain a valid permit or provisional permit from the Department. To be eligible for a permit, the shelter must be in substantial compliance with these rules and regulations and the provisions at law which apply to the locations, construction and maintenance of the shelters and the services and safety provided to residents therein.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to the issuance of a permit and at the request of the Department, the governing body shall furnish to the Department evidence of satisfactory compliance with all applicable State and federal laws or regulations. Such would include evidence of compliance with safety requirements, as outlined in Chapter <a title="290-5-46-.10" href="290-5-46-.10">290-5-46-.10</a> and for food service as outlined in Rule <a title="290-5-46-.12(6)" href="290-5-46-.12#290-5-46-.12(6)">290-5-46-.12(6)</a> where applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The permit shall be readily available for inspection upon request of interested persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permits are not transferable from one shelter to another, nor valid when the shelter is moved from one location to another.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit shall be returned to the Department when the shelter ceases to operate; moves to another location; changes ownership or the governing body is significantly changed; or the permit is suspended or revoked.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit shall be required for each shelter located on different premises where more than one shelter is operated under the same governing body.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The permit shall state the maximum number of persons to receive shelter at that location.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shelter which is found to have deficiencies relating to one or more of these rules and regulations shall be given notice of the deficiencies and shall be required to correct the deficiencies within a reasonable time - not to exceed 10 working days of the date of notice, or shall be required to submit an acceptable plan of improvement within 10 working days of the date of notice. The plan of improvement shall list each deficiency, the method by which corrective action will be taken and the time required to correct the deficiency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The governing body of a shelter operating under a permit or provisional permit with an approved plan of improvement may petition the Department for an extension of time to correct a deficiency, when failure to correct such deficiency within the time allotted is due to an extenuating circumstance beyond the control of the governing body. Such petition shall be submitted to the Department at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of the plan of improvement. The Department shall use its discretion in approving such petition.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.15(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The permit or provisional permit of a shelter which fails to comply with these rules and regulations or to fulfill its plan of improvement shall be subject to revocation.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.16" name="290-5-46-.16" title="290-5-46-.16">Rule 290-5-46-.16 Provisional Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional permit may be granted to the governing body of a shelter to provide time in which to demonstrate satisfactory compliance with these rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provisional permits granted to allow a reasonable time to demonstrate satisfactory compliance of operational procedures shall be limited to six months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provisional permits granted to allow reasonable time to correct violations of regulations and standards which relate to the structural or physical condition of the shelter shall not exceed 12 months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional permit shall not be granted to the governing body of a newly established shelter which is in substantial non-compliance with rules, regulations and standards relating to the structural or physical condition of the shelter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional permit shall not be issued to a family violence shelter in which there are conditions which present an immediate hazard to the life, health or safety of residents or staff.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.16(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A provisional permit shall not be granted to a shelter unless the governing body shall first present to the Department an acceptable plan of improvement which shall list each non-compliance to be corrected, the time required to demonstrate acceptable operational procedures or to correct non-compliance which relates to the structural or physical condition of the shelter, and the means, methods and procedures to be used in the correction of the non-compliance.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.17" name="290-5-46-.17" title="290-5-46-.17">Rule 290-5-46-.17 Inspections</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The shelter and its records shall be available at reasonable hours for observation and examination by properly identified representatives of the Department, and for annual inspections both on an announced and unannounced basis. Inspections may be made on a more frequent basis, if needed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon request, the Department shall provide technical advice and consultation to any interested resident or shelter director, with respect to requirements for compliance with these regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.17(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The director or authorized staff member shall accompany the Department representative on tours of inspection.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.18" name="290-5-46-.18" title="290-5-46-.18">Rule 290-5-46-.18 Variances, Waivers and Exemptions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department, upon application or petition, may grant variances and waivers to specific rules and regulations which establish standards for licensure of facilities when it has been shown that the rule or regulation is not applicable or to allow experimentation and demonstration of new and innovative approaches to delivery of services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The granting of variances, waivers, and exemptions by the Department shall be in accordance with the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Chapter 31-2-4 and the procedures set forth therein.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.19" name="290-5-46-.19" title="290-5-46-.19">Rule 290-5-46-.19 Enforcement</a></h2> <P>A family violence shelter which fails to comply with these rules and regulations shall be subject to revocation of its permit or provisional permit and/or other sanctions provided by law. The enforcement and administration of these rules and regulations shall be as prescribed in Chapter 31-5 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated which includes provision for:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.19(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The misdemeanor penalty for violation of rules and regulations promulgated under this Title;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.19(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Injunctive relief under appropriate circumstances; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="290-5-46-.19(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The due process requirements of notice, hearing and appeals.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.01" name="290-5-46-.01" title="290-5-46-.01">Rule 290-5-46-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.02" name="290-5-46-.02" title="290-5-46-.02">Rule 290-5-46-.02 Governing Body</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.03" name="290-5-46-.03" title="290-5-46-.03">Rule 290-5-46-.03 Administration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.04" name="290-5-46-.04" title="290-5-46-.04">Rule 290-5-46-.04 Admissions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.05" name="290-5-46-.05" title="290-5-46-.05">Rule 290-5-46-.05 Resident Files</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.06" name="290-5-46-.06" title="290-5-46-.06">Rule 290-5-46-.06 Resident's Rights</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.07" name="290-5-46-.07" title="290-5-46-.07">Rule 290-5-46-.07 Personnel</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.08" name="290-5-46-.08" title="290-5-46-.08">Rule 290-5-46-.08 Bedding, Linen and Miscellaneous</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.09" name="290-5-46-.09" title="290-5-46-.09">Rule 290-5-46-.09 Physical Plant</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.10" name="290-5-46-.10" title="290-5-46-.10">Rule 290-5-46-.10 Safety</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.11" name="290-5-46-.11" title="290-5-46-.11">Rule 290-5-46-.11 Water and Sanitation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.12" name="290-5-46-.12" title="290-5-46-.12">Rule 290-5-46-.12 Food Service</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.13" name="290-5-46-.13" title="290-5-46-.13">Rule 290-5-46-.13 Services for Children</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.14" name="290-5-46-.14" title="290-5-46-.14">Rule 290-5-46-.14 Application for a Permit</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.15" name="290-5-46-.15" title="290-5-46-.15">Rule 290-5-46-.15 Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.16" name="290-5-46-.16" title="290-5-46-.16">Rule 290-5-46-.16 Provisional Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.17" name="290-5-46-.17" title="290-5-46-.17">Rule 290-5-46-.17 Inspections</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.18" name="290-5-46-.18" title="290-5-46-.18">Rule 290-5-46-.18 Variances, Waivers and Exemptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/290-5-46-.19" name="290-5-46-.19" title="290-5-46-.19">Rule 290-5-46-.19 Enforcement</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2020 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>