The provider must inform the consumer about the consumer’s responsibilities, safety concerns, and other matters of importance. This information can be provided in a brochure, manual, or fact sheet. The provider must explain all CRS program rules or house rules to the consumer, and the consumer or the consumer’s legal guardian, or representative must consent to all of the rules. (If the consumer’s legal guardian or representative will consent, the CRS counselor ensures that Form 1487, Designation of Applicant or Consumer Representative, is completed and submitted at the time of admission).

*Note: A consumer may designate someone to serve as his or her representative in all or part of the rehabilitation process. The legal guardian or representative may be authorized to sign documents, speak on the consumer’s behalf, or serve in other capacities indicated on Form 1487.