Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-03-02-.02 - DEFINITIONS

(1) Mandatory pre-screening authority - Agency or group designated by the Commissioner as the community-based entity which pre-screens for admission to a state supported mental health institute.
(2) Commissioner - The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or his authorized representative.
(3) Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) - Private non-profit mental health agency designated and contracted with by the department to provide specific mental health services in assigned geographical area.
(4) Catchment Area - Geographical area of the state of Tennessee assigned by the Commissioner to be served by a specific community mental health center.
(5) State Supported (Regional) Mental Health Institute - Regional mental health residential facility operated by the department or any agency with which the department contracts specifically for replacement services of a regional mental health institute.
(6) Referral Agency - Entity which provides mental health services, not owned or operated by the department and not a mandatory pre-screening authority.
(7) Private Practitioner - A licensed physician or licensed psychologist with health service provider designation who is not acting as an agent of either the department or an agency with which the department contracts when dealing with a specific referral for admission to a regional mental health institute.
(8) Pre-Screen - An assessment of need for admission to a state-supported mental health institute.
(9) Mandatory Pre-Screening Plan - Plan submitted by the mandatory prescreening authority in conjunction with community mental health center and approved by the department which provides for the development and implementation of a single mandatory pre-screening system for that community mental health center's catchment area.
(10) Affiliate Agreement - Contract or agreement between mandatory prescreening authority and another agency or individual which establishes roles and responsibilities in carrying out the mandatory pre-screening plan.
(11) Legal Status - The section of T.C.A. under which an individual may be admitted to residential mental health care in a state-supported mental health institute.
(12) Private Residential Treatment Resource - A private alcohol and drug or psychiatric program designated to provide residential/inpatient services.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-03-02-.02
Original rule filed October 17, 1978; effective December 1, 1978. Repeal by Public Chapter 969; effective July 1, 1984. New rule filed November 27, 1985; effective December 31, 1985. Amendment filed September 25, 1995; effective December 9, 1995.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 33-1-203, 33-1-204 and 32-2-602.

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