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The Texas Faith-Based Initiative at Five Years:
« on: April 17, 2011, 03:35:01 AM »
The Texas Faith-Based Initiative at Five Years:
Warning Signs as President Bush Expands Texas-style Program at National Level
 by the Texas Freedom Network  -  excellent report 28 pages

Teen Challenge Health & Safety Violations(1995 state inspection immediately prior to deregulation under the Texas Faith-Based Initiative)

No qualified credential counselors on staff.
No chemical dependency services are being provided.
No staff has current CPR and First-Aid training. No policies on psychiatric or medical emergencies were found.
No documentation?[of the required] initial training for staff on client rights; client grievance procedures; confidentiality of client-identifying information; client neglect and exploitation; requirements for reporting neglect and other serious incidents; standards of conduct; emergency?procedures; and the individuals
specific job duties.
The present handling of medications at this facility are badly out of compliance. No one we spoke to understood or delivered service according to the
policy?standards.
Smoke detection alarm system inoperable.
Exposed wires and electrical outlets?missing bulbs,dangling light fixtures, and holes in ceilings near light fixtures.
Violated requirement to provide a safe, secure, and well-maintained environment.
Violated food preparation requirements creating a potential health hazard.
Violated requirement to disclose client Bill of Rights and client grievance procedures.
Violated required admission criteria, intake consent procedures, treatment plans, discharge procedures and
discharge follow-up.
Violated requirement that the facility shall not exploit clients by using client labor inappropriately.
Violated incident reporting requirements.
Violated requirement to: protect the health, safety, rights, and welfare or clients; provide adequate services?; comply with all applicable laws, regulation, policies, and procedures; maintain required licenses, permits, and credentials; and comply with professional and ethical codes of conduct.
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