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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services

12VAC30-130-940. Discharge from care.

A. A discharge summary shall be developed for each child and placed in the child's record within 30 days of discharge. It shall include the date of and reason for discharge, the name of the person with whom the child was placed or to whom he was discharged, and a description of the services provided to the child and progress made while the child was in care. Written recommendations for aftercare shall be made for each child prior to the child's discharge. Such recommendations shall specify the nature, frequency, and duration of aftercare services to be provided to the child and the child's family.

B. The summary shall also include an evaluation of the progress made toward the child's treatment goals.

C. Discharge planning shall be developed with the treatment team and with the child, the child's parents or guardian, and the custodial agency.

D. Children in the custody of a local department of social services or private child-placing agency shall not be discharged without the knowledge, consultation, and notification of the custodial agency.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2001.

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