Policy Manual


Eligibility for Services      

Type: Procedure                 Category: Service Delivery                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care Employees and Contractees

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Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  5-1-1997  Executive Director    N/A
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In residential referrals the Placement Level Determination Guide will be utilized in conjunction with a thorough record review, client interview and discussions with the referent, in order to determine appropriateness of planned placements. In addition, the following aspects will be considered.

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO PLACEMENT: Children will not be screened out solely based on previous history, however considerations that may serve as contraindications for placement in the program would be the following:

1.      COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING: The level of cognitive functioning necessary to participate successfully in the program varies based upon the experience of residential and the current level of adaptive skills of the child.

2.      ACTIVE PSYCHOSIS: Placement is precluded by an active psychotic condition. An active psychotic disorder is defined as a DSM IV diagnosed psychosis which has consistently manifested itself for a period of more than one year, has shown no signs of control or remediation through psychiatric, psychological, or psycho-pharmacological interventions.

3.      Currently Active Fire-setting: This is defined as more than two episodes in the previous year of deliberate fire setting that resulted in destruction of personal property or loss of life.

4.      Repetitive Assault with Dangerous Weapons: Repetitive assault with dangerous weapons occurs on a daily basis, representing a clear and present danger to self and others and requires secure seclusion and restraint.

5.      Current Active Substance Abuse that requires inpatient detoxification.