Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) It is the
goal of the Division to implement every mental health program cited in N.J.A.C.
10:37-5, in every Service Area in the State. Minimally, as of July 1, 1981,
there must be funded Emergency Services (ES) and Outpatient (OPD) programs
serving every Service Area of the State; they shall meet the requirements cited
in Articles II and IV of this subchapter.
(b) In order to insure adequate hospital
liaison activity, designated State-funded outpatient programs, as described in
section 10:37-5.5, shall allocate a minimum of one full-time equivalent
(F.T.E.) staff person for every 120 clients admitted to the State and county
hospitals during the preceding fiscal year from the agency's designated Service
(c) In-hospital pre-discharge
planning and post-discharge service procurement responsibilities must be funded
through State Grant-in-Aid and local matching funds, Federal CMHC funds, or
Supplemental State funds, such as those provided to State-funded demonstration
community mental health facilities. County Care and Title XX contract dollars
shall not be used for this purpose without written, waiver approval by the
Division prior to implementation.
All direct service program elements
(excluding Consultation and Education programs):
1. "Face-to-face" activity: All State-funded
direct service staff shall spend a minimum of 65 percent of their time in
"face-to-face" client activity. "Face-to-face" may include: telephone contact
with clients, transportation time needed to perform home visits/outreach
services, service procurement and advocacy contacts, made with other staff,
program elements, or agencies on behalf of the client. "Face-to-face" shall
not, however, include staff supervision, record-keeping, or report
i. Although "Service Procurement" is listed
as a required service, to be provided in all of the State-funded program
elements other than Consultation and Education, each mental health agency must
identify a Primary Service Procurer Coordinator for each client served in a
State-funded Program Element.
In the case of Division of Youth and Family Services' (DYFS) clients, the role
of Primary Service Coordinator may be shared with the client's DYFS
The Primary Service
Coordinator shall be responsible for monitoring the client's Individual Service
Plan (ISP) and for coordinating all service procurement and advocacy efforts
made on behalf of individual clients, internal and external to that agency.
Activities shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Coordination of needs
(2) Service planning
and linkage, monitoring; and
Follow-up activities that facilitate each client's movement through the
iv. The Primary
Service Coordinator may be a direct service provider in any Program Element.
The Primary Service Coordinator should have thorough knowledge of the service
system and should be able to consult with other mental health staff involved
with the client, on a periodic basis and when specific difficulties