Policy Manual


Practicing Religion (Res. And TFC)      

Type: Procedure                 Category: Service Delivery                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care Employees and/or Contractees

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Supporting References: COA Service Standards FC 9.03, 9.05, 18.02; COA Service Standard RTX 11.02; Mental Health Licensing Regulations section SC.6; Treatment Foster Care Standards page 30 (6); Mental Health Res. Regs Page 26 section (7) Religion, Page 44 section (f) Religion, page 45 (2) Admissions section (ii), page 48 section (4), General Record Keeping section (i); Rights of Recipients page 4.

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  6-19-2003  Executive Director    12-1-2008
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
3.MEP.23 Client Grievance and Appeal Procedure

Procedure:  .

1. Upon intake, the Community Care Intake Coordinator or designee will assess the client's interest in practicing their religious and/or spiritual beliefs. The client's service providers will continue to assess the client's interest throughout his/her involvement with Community Care.

2. If the client expresses an interest in practicing their religious or spiritual beliefs, the service providers will discuss the opportunities for this practice to occur. The client's team will discuss and make reasonable accommodations to provide supports including transportation and schedule adjustments, if necessary.

3. If a satisfactory opportunity does not exist for a client to practice his/her religious or spiritual beliefs, every attempt will be made by Community Care to resolve this to the client's and/or the guardian's satisfaction.

4. Community Care recognizes that the client has the right to not be coerced to participate in religious activities.

5. These discussions and decisions will be documented in the client's case record.

6. If differences arise between a client, the service providers, and/or their parent/legal guardian regarding the practicing of religious or spiritual beliefs, the team will work to resolve these differences. These discussions will be documented in the client's case record. Bottom of Form