TITLE 40.1
Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals

CHAPTER 40.1-5.4
Division of Mental Health

SECTION 40.1-5.4-8


§ 40.1-5.4-8 Admission to mental health services.

Persons with serious mental health illness shall be admitted for mental health services under the provisions of this chapter in accordance with the following procedures:

(1) Any person seeking services from the publicly administered integrated state mental health service system may apply to an approved community mental health program. A parent, guardian, relative, or interested friend of the person may request services from an approved community mental health program.

(2) After the initial diagnosis and evaluation is completed:

(i) A determination will be made regarding whether the person has a serious mental illness, and if so, what level of services is initially indicated;

(ii) An individualized treatment plan for each person shall be established, which shall include services, which are necessary and appropriate to the person's condition of serious mental illness;

(iii) Every effort shall be made to involve the person with serious mental illness, his or her guardian, parent, relative, or interested friend in the creation of the individualized treatment plan; and

(iv) Each person and his or her guardian shall upon request, be offered a written copy of an approved individualized treatment plan developed for the person.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 247, § 1.)