N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.2 - Discharge planning

(a) For discharges that can be anticipated, the facility shall develop a plan with the placing agency staff at least 30 days before the child's discharge. The plan shall be sent at least 30 days prior to the child's discharge to the placing agency staff and shall specify the following information:
1. The date of admission;
2. The anticipated or actual date of discharge;
3. Details of the events and circumstances leading to the decision to discharge;
4. The name and address of the individual or agency to whom the child will be discharged and the rationale for planning a discharge to that individual or agency; and
5. An assessment of the child's continuing needs, including, but not limited to, consideration of health care, behavior management and educational or vocational training.
(b) For discharges that were not anticipated at least 30 calendar days ahead of time, the facility shall send the placing agency a written plan at least 10 working days prior to the child's discharge. This plan shall specify the following information:
1. The date of admission;
2. Details of the events and circumstances leading to the discharge;
3. Efforts made to locate a runaway, if relevant;
4. An assessment of the child's continuing needs including, but not limited to, health care, behavior management and educational and vocational training; and
5. Recommendations for providing follow-up services in the child's new environment.
(c) For emergency discharges that result in the immediate placement of the child in a facility such as a detention center, hospital, psychiatric facility, or any other placement outside the facility, the facility shall notify the placing agency by the next working day by telephone. The facility shall send a written discharge plan within 15 days after the child's discharge. This plan shall specify the information outlined in (b)1 through 5 above.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.2
Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 98a. Amended by 50 N.J.R. 285(a), effective 1/16/2018

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