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Frankfort, KY 40621
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Questions Related to Human Rights Committee (HRC)/Behavior Intervention Committee (BIC)

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If a person-centered team determines that one or more current rights restrictions may be reduced or rescinded, does the Human Rights Committee need to review prior to discontinuing the rights restriction?
What must be included in the plan presented with a proposed rights restriction to reduce or rescind the restriction?
Do all positive behavior support plans have to be reviewed by the Human Rights Committee (HRC)?
Does an agency which participates in many areas of the state seek HRC/BIC review with each area committee or can the agency have Plans of Care containing rights restrictions or positive behavior supports reviewed by the area committees where the agency is located?
If the HRC approves a rights restriction and later a consumer gets hurt because of that restriction, who is liable?
Does the HRC have to unanimously approve a restriction?
Where does the liability fall when recommendations aren't followed-up on? Does it fall on the agency that is not following up, on the committee members, or DDID?
We are having more in-depth conversations about the restrictions being presented, but when some of these serious issues are presented and the committee can't get guidance or help from the police, fire department, or other community resources and they won’t give us their written recommendations, where are we to go?

If a Guardian institutes a restriction does the HRC have the authority to veto it, and where again is the liability? Does the agency have to put the restriction in place?
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