106 Kar 5:005. Definitions For 106 Kar Chapter 5

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/106/005/005.htm
Published: 2015

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      106 KAR 5:005. Definitions for 106 KAR

Chapter 5.


      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)


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.)