1. Applicants admitted for residence must suffer from, and be in active recovery from, at least one treatable substance use disorder including alcoholism and/or drug addiction, regardless of other addictions or behavioral health conditions from which they may also suffer.
2. All applicants must be able to engage independently in major life activities including eating, dressing, bathing and other activities consistent with independent living.
3. Applicants must have the firm intention of remaining clean and sober, and of actively engaging in a program of recovery.
4. Applicants must be assessed for their ability to become part of a harmonious home environment, taking into consideration the needs of individual residents and the character of the existing resident family.
5. Minors may not be admitted as residents in any home which also houses residents over the age of 18, except for minor children of parents admitted as residents of approved parent/child homes
6. Applicants must be fully informed of all fees and charges for which they will be responsible
7. Homes must disclose refund policies to applicants in advance of acceptance into the home, and before accepting any applicant funds.
8. Applicants must be informed about policies regarding abstinence, toxicology testing, recovery participation and other requirements.
9. Applicants must receive a complete written set of house rules and other requirements of residence.
10. Applications must include the name and contact information for person(s) to be contacted in case of an emergency.
11. Applicants must be advised of house policies on medications, and must explicitly consent to such policies before being accepted as residents.
12. Residents must be informed that the home is a family unit, and that they do not have personal property rights in any specific portion of the home.
15. Applicant and resident records are confidential documents, and must be treated as such. All such records must be maintained in a secure and locked location either on or off premises.
16. Records maintained electronically must not be accessible to residents or others, except for those explicitly delegated with the authority to view such information.