State law requires a facility to have a written contract with each resident. The contract must include:
- whether the facility accepts DHS clients;
- whether the facility requires a deposit while an eligibility decision is pending; and
- the procedures for returning a deposit within 30 days of an eligibility decision.
The facility must give a copy of the contract with a DHS client to the Family Community Resource Center. The Family Community Resource Center does not have to request the contract. The client's eligibility is not affected if DHS does not get a copy of the contract.
The Family Community Resource Center does not have to enforce the contract. The DPH (HFS for an SLF) is responsible for enforcing the contract. If the Family Community Resource Center becomes aware of a problem with the contract, inform the HFS - Bureau of Long Term Care about the