(1) Each SCSF shall employ or contract with licensed mental health professionals to conduct clinical intake assessments which may be abbreviated assessments focusing on the crisis issues and safety.

(a) Abbreviated intake assessments must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional trained in clinical assessments including chemical dependency screening. The clinical intake assessment must include sufficient detail to individualize crisis plan goals and objectives.

(2) Based on the client's clinical needs, each SCSF will refer any necessary additional assessments to appropriate and qualified providers. Additional assessments may include, but are not limited to:

(a) physical;

(b) psychological;

(c) emotional;

(d) behavioral;

(e) psychosocial;

(f) recreational;

(g) vocational;

(h) psychiatric; and

(i) chemical dependency evaluations.

(3) Each SCSF shall maintain a current list of providers who accept referrals for assessments and services not provided by the facility.

History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 1993, Eff. 9/12/08.