N.J. Admin. Code § 10:77-6.8 - Stabilization management services; program description and agency responsibilities

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

(a) Upon transition from mobile crisis response services, stabilization management services for children, youth, or young adults who are receiving services from the Children's System of Care but who are not receiving CMO or youth case management (YCM) services shall be provided by the mobile response agency in order to monitor and coordinate ongoing care and services.
(b) During the period of stabilization management services, the CSA and a designated representative from the mobile response agency shall review the individualized crisis plan (ICP), to ensure that the services included are effectively addressing the presenting issues. Amendments to the ICP shall be registered with the CSA within 24 hours.
1. For a child, youth or young adult who is temporarily placed in a crisis bed in a community residential mental health rehabilitation facility, the need for continued stay in the crisis bed shall be reviewed and documented by the mobile response agency during placement, which shall not exceed seven days, with appropriate amendments to the ICP as indicated.
2. For a child, youth or young adult receiving on-going stabilization management services, the ICP shall be reviewed by the mobile response agency a minimum of once per week. Stabilization management services shall be authorized by the CSA up to eight weeks. (See 10:77-6.9.)
(c) Services included in the ICP during the stabilization management period may include, but shall not be limited to:
1. Continued monitoring of the temporary placement of a child in a crisis bed located in a group home, a psychiatric community residence, or residential treatment center after the initial 72 hours;
2. Necessary mental/behavioral clinical interventions to stabilize the crisis, including, but not limited to: psychiatric services, medication management, psychological, community-based mental health rehabilitation services including, but not limited to, behavioral assistance services and intensive in-community services, or other formal or informal community-based mental health/behavioral health rehabilitation services; and
3. Continued advocacy and networking by the mobile response agency to provide linkages and referrals to appropriate community-based services and assisting the child, youth or young adult and his or her family/caregiver in accessing other benefits or assistance programs for which they may be eligible.
(d) The ICP shall include a transition plan that links the child to clinical behavioral and emotional services, formal and informal community supports and linkages with appropriate system partners subsequent to the period of stabilization management services. These services may include, but are not limited to, residential or other community-based mental/behavioral health rehabilitation services.
(e) For children, youth or young adults who are receiving care management organization (CMO) or youth case management (YCM) services, stabilization management services shall be provided by the CMO or YCM and shall not be reimbursable to the mobile response agency.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:77-6.8
Amended by 48 N.J.R. 81(a), effective 1/4/2016

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