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317:40-5-60.Relief support for providers of Specialized Foster Care
[Revised 7-11-05]
When natural or other unpaid supports are not available, the Specialized Foster Care (SFC) provider may request relief support.
(1) Relief units do not replace the responsibilities of the SFC provider on a regular basis.
(2) All relief units must be justified in the service recipient's Plan process.
(3) No more than 720 hours annually may be authorized unless approved by the Developmental Disabilities Services Division director or designee.
(4) No spouse or other adult living in the provider household may serve as paid relief staff.
(5) Consideration is given to authorizing additional relief hours when providing additional relief represents the most cost-effective placement for the service recipient and:
(A) there are multiple service recipients living in the home;
(B) the service recipient has an on-going pattern of not sleeping at night; or
(C) the service recipient has an on-going pattern of not working or attending employment services, in spite of continuing efforts by the Team.

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