Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
State-funded IPU programs must house the unit in a facility licensed by the
Department of Health and/or approved by the Department of Human
(b) IPU programs shall be
eligible for public mental health funding as part of a formal continuum of
services, demonstrated by affiliation agreements approved by the Division and
the County Mental Health Board.
Any agency receiving Capital Improvement Program (Bond Issue) funds for
renovation and/or construction of an IPU Program shall serve involuntary, as
well as voluntary, clients as stipulated in N.J.A.C. 10:37-5.18(c) and (d).
1. Programs receiving Capital Improvement
Program funds for renovation or construction of an IPU or 24-hour supervised
treatment home for children must serve both voluntary and involuntary clients
as authorized by law.
(d) State-funded IPUs shall operate at an 85
percent utilization rate until such time that there are no voluntary
commitments from a Service Area to a county or State psychiatric hospital.
Through a formal affiliation agreement, between the public psychiatric
hospital(s) and the State-funded local IPU, no voluntary admissions should be
accepted to the public psychiatric hospital, if there are vacant, local IPU
beds in a client's Service Area.