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55 Pa. Code § 2380.33. Program specialist.

§ 2380.33. Program specialist.

 (a)  At least 1 program specialist shall be assigned for every 30 individuals, regardless of whether they meet the definition of individual in §  2380.3 (relating to definitions).

 (b)  The program specialist shall be responsible for the following:

   (1)  Coordinating the completion of assessments.

   (2)  Participating in the individual plan process, development, team reviews and implementation in accordance with this chapter.

   (3)  Providing and supervising activities for the individuals in accordance with the individual plans.

   (4)  Supporting the integration of individuals in the community.

   (5)  Supporting individual communication and involvement with families and friends.

 (c)  A program specialist shall have one of the following groups of qualifications:

   (1)  A master’s degree or above from an accredited college or university and 1 year of work experience working directly with persons with disabilities.

   (2)  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years of work experience working directly with persons with disabilities.

   (3)  An associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years of work experience working directly with persons with disabilities.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  2380.33 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 403.1(a) and (b), 911 and 1021); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  2380.33 adopted January 15, 1993, effective January 16, 1993, 23 Pa.B. 343; amended August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 4935; amended October 4, 2019, effective in 120 days, 49 Pa.B. 5777. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (352091) to (352092).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  2380.31 (relating to effective date of staff qualifications).



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