(1) The youth may be discharged from this level of care based upon at least one the following criteria:

(a) the caregiver no longer needs this level of support or is actively using other formal and informal support networks;

(b) the treatment plan for the youth indicates the goals and objectives for the services have been substantially met;

(c) the caregiver is not engaged in the services. The lack of engagement is of such a degree that this type of support becomes ineffective or unsafe, despite documented attempts to address the engagement issues;

(d) the caregiver withdraws consent for the treatment;

(e) the youth is placed in a residential treatment setting with no plan for return to the home setting; or

(f) the youth has moved to an independent living situation and is no longer in or returning to the family setting.

(2) A discharge summary must be documented and indicate the reason for the discharge.


History: 53-2-201, 53-6-113, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, MCA; NEW, 2013 MAR p. 166, Eff. 2/1/13; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 2435, Eff. 1/1/21.