Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-335 - Admission and release policies

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Before admission, each youth shall be evaluated by a person approved by the Kansas behavioral sciences regulatory board, Kansas board of nursing, or Kansas board of healing arts to diagnose and treat mental and behavioral disorders, or by a qualified mental health professional as defined in K.S.A. 59-2946(j) and amendments thereto, to determine all of the following:
(1) Whether or not the youth is a danger to self or others;
(2) whether or not secure treatment is clinically indicated; and
(3) whether or not there are other less restrictive facilities that could meet the youth's needs.
(b) Any youth may be admitted to the secure residential treatment facility if the preadmission evaluation of the youth indicates all of the following:
(1) The youth is a danger to self or others.
(2) The youth requires treatment in a secure setting.
(3) Less restrictive care is not available to meet the youth's needs.
(c) All written admission policies and procedures of the facility shall conform with the goals and purposes of the facility.
(d) Admission procedures and practice shall include provisions for the following:
(1) Collecting identifying information;
(2) completing a health history checklist, which shall be completed on a form approved by the department and which shall include a description of bruises, abrasions, symptoms of illness, and current medications;
(3) assessing the youth's suicide risk potential, assault potential, and escape risk;
(4) conducting an intake interview;
(5) providing an orientation to the secure residental treatment facility in a manner that is understandable to the youth. Completion of the orientation and receipt of all written orientation materials shall be documented by a signed statement from the youth;
(6) completing an inventory that documents the youth's clothing and personal possessions and their disposition. Each inventory shall include a written list of all money and personal property of the youth, shall be signed by the youth and the admitting staff member, and shall be kept with the youth's record. If the youth refuses to sign the inventory, the refusal shall be documented in the youth's record;
(7) distributing personal hygiene items;
(8) providing for a shower and hair care;
(9) issuing clean, laundered clothing, if necessary; and
(10) assigning the youth to a sleeping room.
(e) No youth shall be admitted who shows evidence of being seriously physically ill, injured, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs until the youth is examined and approved for admission by a physician licensed to practice in Kansas.
(f) A licensee or employee of a secure residential treatment facility shall not accept permanent legal guardianship of a youth.
(g) Release policies.
(1) All releases shall be authorized by the treatment team or the legal custodian.
(2) Temporary releases for court attendance, medical appointments, placement visits, or other necessary purposes shall be permitted when authorized by the parent or legal guardian or the court.
(3) The secure residential treatment facility shall provide release forms to be signed by the person to whom the youth is released and by the staff person releasing the youth.
(4) Procedures and practices for the discharge of youth shall include provisions for the following:
(A) Verification of identity of the youth and the person to whom the youth is released;
(B) completion of any pending action, including any grievance or claim for damages or lost possessions;
(C) transportation arrangements;
(D) instructions for forwarding mail; and
(E) return of money and personal property to the youth. A receipt for all money and personal property shall be signed by the youth.
(h) Length of treatment.
(1) Each youth shall be released or transferred within six months of the youth's admission date.
(2) A secure residential treatment facility may request that a youth remain in the facility longer than six months, if the treatment team determines that continued treatment in a secure residential treatment facility is necessary and the department approves an extension of treatment.
(3) Each written request for an extension shall be submitted to the department before the end of the six-month period. The request shall include the following information:
(A) The name of the youth;
(B) the reason why the extension is needed; and
(C) the length of time of the requested extension.
(4) If it is determined to be in the best interest of the youth and the youth's family, the request shall be approved by the department.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-335
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-508; effective, T-28-7-8-99, July 8, 1999; effective Nov. 5, 1999.

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