N.J. Admin. Code § 10:52A-4.7 - Intake evaluation

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The intake staff in both APH and PH shall assess an applicant's eligibility for services and develop an initial service plan with the beneficiary. All intake procedures shall be guided by a beneficiary's preferences and goals with regard to treatment and community living.
1. The initial contact shall serve to orient and engage a new beneficiary in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and facilitate continuity of service.
2. Intake procedures shall be designed to facilitate the beneficiary's program participation at the earliest appropriate opportunity. A lack of completion of the formal intake process shall not preclude an otherwise eligible beneficiary from receiving services.
(b) In order to ensure that there is an adequate basis for a timely and accurate assessment, the provider agency shall develop and maintain written policies and procedures, which require that the following information be documented for all beneficiaries at intake interviews. These procedures shall include requirements for documenting the following:
1. Basic demographic information, including identification of an emergency contact;
2. Presenting problems and reason for referral, including the beneficiary's interests and preferences in achieving valued community living, learning, working or social roles;
3. A medical history, including a brief history of the illnesses, previous services received at an agency and elsewhere, a beneficiary's self-report of responses to previous treatment, a completed current mental status evaluation, medication information, current mental health and social service providers and any allergies;
4. A signed authorization for release of information, in accordance with all applicable legal requirements;
5. Basic family and social supports;
6. Legal information relevant to treatment;
7. Basic substance use information;
8. Basic employment and educational history; and
9. Risk factors (for example, under what circumstances the beneficiary may be a danger to self or others or present a risk of sexually predatory behaviors).


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:52A-4.7

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