N.J. Admin. Code § 10:37-5.1 - Funding priorities

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 Area.
(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.
(d) 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 writing.
2. Service procurement:
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.
ii. 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 worker.
iii. 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 assessments;
(2) Service planning and linkage, monitoring; and
(3) Follow-up activities that facilitate each client's movement through the system.
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 arise.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:37-5.1

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