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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

12VAC35-105-645. Initial contacts, screening, admission, assessment, service planning, orientation and discharge.

A. The provider shall implement policies and procedures for initial contacts and screening, admissions, and referral of individuals to other services and designate staff to perform these activities.

B. The provider shall maintain written documentation of an individual's initial contact and screening prior to his admission including the:

1. Date of contact;

2. Name, age, and gender of the individual;

3. Address and telephone number of the individual, if applicable;

4. Reason why the individual is requesting services; and

5. Disposition of the individual including his referral to other services for further assessment, placement on a waiting list for service, or admission to the service.

C. The provider shall assist individuals who are not admitted to identify other appropriate services.

D. The provider shall retain documentation of the individual's initial contacts and screening for six months. Documentation shall be included in the individual's record if the individual is admitted to the service.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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