Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
Facilities and Programs
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-24-19
§ 40.1-24-19. Aftercare programs.
(a) All community residences that provide care for people who are mentally ill, or alcohol and/or drug abusers, that are funded in whole or in part by state funds, shall establish an aftercare program. The program shall require the following:
(1) A minimum of two (2) follow-up contact attempts to be made within six (6) months after discharge. The follow-up attempts, successful or unsuccessful, shall be recorded in the client record. This documentation shall include:
(i) In the case of successful follow-up, a summary of the client's progress or regression shall be noted in the record.
(ii) In the case of an unsuccessful follow-up, a record shall be made of:
(A) Date and time of attempted contact.
(B) Type of contact.
(C) Reason for unsuccessful contact.
(D) Plan for future follow-up contact attempt.
(b) The program shall be operated with existing funds appropriated pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Evaluation and monitoring of this program shall be conducted annually by the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
History of Section.
P.L. 1984, ch. 424, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 112; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 112.