106 KAR 5:005. Definitions for 106 KAR
RELATES TO: KRS 36.250, 36.255, 36.260,
36.270, 39A.010, 39A.020, 39A.050, 202A.011, 209.030, 222.005(15), Chapter 309,
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 36.260(5), (8)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS
36.260(5) and (8) require the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board
"KCCRB" to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the
operation of crisis response services and as necessary to execute the duties of
the board. This administrative regulation defines the terms used in this
Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Approved"
means reviewed and accepted by the KCCRB.
(2) "Community Crisis Response Team"
or "KCCRT" is defined at KRS 36.250(2).
(3) "Continuing education hour"
means at least fifty (50) contact minutes of participation in a course of
education established in accordance with 106 KAR 5:020.
(4) "Core competency" means the
skills acquired by successful completion of a board approved continuing course
of education and training relating to the provision of crisis response, psychological
first aid, psychoeducation, and disaster behavioral health services.
(5) "Crisis" means an event
that has the potential to create significant human distress.
(6) "Crisis response" means
provision of support to a survivor, first responder, or other affected person
in psychosocial distress in order to:
(a) Aid the individual to:
1. Regain a sense of control over the
immediate situation; and
2. Reestablish problem-solving abilities;
(b) Deliver psychological first aid,
psychoeducation, and disaster behavioral health services, using the following
1. Exploring the person’s experience with
the crisis or disaster;
2. Identifying current priority needs;
3. Assessing functioning and coping
4. Providing reassurance, normalization,
psychoeducation, and other practical assistance; and
5. Making appropriate referrals as
(7) "Disaster" is defined at
KRS 39A.020(7), and includes a distressful event of such severity and magnitude
as to cause human distress sufficient to warrant disaster behavioral health
services in order to supplement the resources of the Commonwealth, local governments,
and disaster relief organizations.
(8) "Disaster behavioral health
services" means the rapid mobilization of qualified disaster outreach
personnel to provide crisis response and psychological first aid.
(9) "Disaster outreach personnel"
(a) Behavioral health professionals;
(b) Peer professionals;
(c) Adults with life experiences or cultural
or multilingual skills necessary to identify and communicate with a survivor or
other affected person; or
(d) Other support personnel, not licensed
or credentialed as behavioral health professionals, necessary to provide
disaster and crisis response services.
(10) "Executive administrative
committee" means an advisory committee that makes policy recommendations
to the full KCCRB, and is comprised of the:
(a) Chair of the KCCRB;
(b) Chair of the KCCRB membership
(c) Chair of the KCCRB education and
training committee; and
(d) KCCRB Executive director.
(11) "Kentucky Community Crisis
Response Board" or "KCCRB" means the administrative body
established by KRS 36.225.
(12) "Lead agency" means the
KCCRB in its role as coordinator of disaster behavioral health services in
accordance with the Kentucky Emergency Operations Plan, developed as required
by KRS 39A.050(2)(c).
(13) "Membership committee"
means the crisis response team committee established in accordance with 106 KAR
(14) "Peer professional" means:
(a) A person licensed, certified, or
otherwise credentialed, as required by his or her authorizing body, in
emergency services, law enforcement, or rescue and recovery; or
(b) An unlicensed, uncertified, or
otherwise noncredentialed person who has been trained and approved by the board
as having core competency.
(15) "Provider" means an
organization or individual recognized by a national, federal, or state human
services organization as qualified to provide comprehensive crisis response
training and continuing education.
(16) "Psychoeducation" means
the provision to a survivor, first responder, or other person, of information
about human post-trauma reactions, including:
(a) Normal reactions to abnormal
(b) Grief and bereavement;
(c) Stress management;
(d) Effective coping strategies; and
(e) Recognizing indications that
professional help is needed.
(17) "Psychological first aid"
means the alleviation of immediate psychological trauma suffered by a survivor,
first responder, or other affected person.
(18) "Psychosocial distress"
means a reaction to an event that is:
(a) Outside the person’s usual realm of
psychological and social experience; and
(b) Markedly distressing.
(19) "Qualified health professional"
is defined at KRS 222.005(15).
(20) "Regional team coordinator"
means an experienced team member delegated by the Executive Director to support
KCCRT members in one (1) of the fourteen (14) Division of Emergency Management
regions of Kentucky, who may:
(a) Serve as a local and regional contact
for planning, exercising, training, and responding to crisis or disaster in
coordination with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, the Department
for Public Health, or other organization designated by the executive director;
(b) Convene a regional team meeting;
(c) Conduct ongoing team training;
(d) Complete written reports on crisis
services performed by KCCRT in their respective region; or
(e) Serve as liaison for communicating
needs of regional KCCRT members.
(21) "Team leader" means a team
member appointed by the Executive Director to direct other team members during
a crisis response.
(22) "Team member" means an
individual who meets the requirements for membership pursuant to 106 KAR 5:010
and 106 KAR 5:020 and is a current member in good standing, as determined by
the KCCRB Executive Director. (33 Ky.R. 3113; 3597; eff. 7-6-2007.)