Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Community-Based Services

Liability Training Program And Materials For Respite Care

53-20-221. Liability training program and materials for respite care. (1) The department, in conjunction with the department of labor and industry, shall develop a training program and educational materials on labor law and liability issues related to the employment of a person by an individual for respite care services under the exemptions provided in 39-3-406, 39-51-204, and 39-71-401. The educational materials must provide information on the labor law requirements applicable to an individual hiring a person for respite care services.

(2) The department shall make the training materials available to providers of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities that serve as the organized health care delivery system for respite care funds available from the department for use by individuals who hire and pay a person to provide respite care to a family member or a person for whom they are the legal guardian.

(3) To qualify for the respite care funds available from the department, an individual:

(a) shall receive training offered by a provider; and

(b) shall sign a statement acknowledging that the individual has completed the training and has read the related educational materials.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 281, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 123, L. 2011.