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LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY

TITLE 310. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHAPTER 675. NURSING AND SPECIALIZED FACILITIES

SUBCHAPER 11. INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED (16 BEDS AND LESS (ICF/MR-16)

  310:675-11-1. Scope

This subchapter is applicable to small facilities serving the mentally retarded which provide residential accommodations and transitional living training to aid residents in adapting to live in the general society. Resident accommodations are limited to not more than 16 residents, plus any required "live-in" staff. Facilities qualifying under this subsection shall be exempt from other subsections of this Chapter, except as may be specifically referenced in this subsection. In addition to these requirements, all facilities must meet the provisions of the Nursing Home Care Act. 

ICFMR is a specialized facility providing health care or habilitation services to individuals with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

"A specialized facility is any home, establishment or institution that offers or provides inpatient long-term care services on a 24-hour basis to a limited category of persons requiring such services, including but not limited to a facility providing health or habilitation services for persons who have mental retardation or developmental disabilities."

You can find the definition of specialized facility in the Nursing Home Care Act and also in Ombudsman policy. ICFMR is not defined within those acts but the purpose of the directory the specialized facility is applicable.

Some homes have more than 16 beds.