(a)  All providers shall conduct an orientation/intake interview with every client being admitted to a level of treatment, in which the assessment, diagnosis and placement shall be reviewed in the light of the client's current situation and an individual treatment plan shall be developed in compliance with 10A NCAC 27G .0203 located in the Licensure Rules as defined in Rule .3805(16) of this Section.

(b)  Any facility accepting a transferred case shall provide the level of intervention required by the assessor, unless there is a subsequent negotiated agreement between the assessor and the service provider at which time a corrected DMH-508R shall be completed by assessor.

(c)  The facility providing the recommended treatment or ADETS shall have the individual execute the appropriate release of information giving that facility permission to report the client's progress to the DMHDDSAS, Division of Motor Vehicles, Court, Department of Correction; and, assessing and treatment agencies, as appropriate.

(d)  Identification of a substance abuse handicap shall be considered indicative of the need for treatment, when diagnostic criteria apply.  In such instances, educationally-oriented and support group services shall only be provided as a supplement to a more extensive treatment plan.

(e)  When the court determines that an individual shall receive services, such services shall be provided by a facility licensed by the State to provide services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-17.6(c); 122C-142.1; 143B-147;

Eff. April 1, 2001.