(1) In addition to the requirements established in this subchapter, a licensed mental health center providing a comprehensive school and community treatment program (CSCT) must have a CSCT endorsement issued by the department. To receive a CSCT program endorsement, the licensed mental health center must establish to the department's satisfaction that it meets the requirements stated in these program rules.
(2) The licensed mental health center's CSCT program must have written admission and discharge criteria.
(3) As of October 1, 2014, the child and adolescent needs and strengths (CANS MT) assessment must be initiated for each youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) enrolled to receive services in the CSCT program within fourteen calendar days of receipt of a referral signed by the person referring the youth and by a parent or legal representative/guardian of the youth. The CANS MT must be:
(a) finalized prior to the completion of the individualized treatment plan for the youth;
(b) updated a minimum of every 90 days while the youth continues to receive CSCT services; and
(c) completed upon the discharge of the youth from the program.
(4) The mental health center must have a written contract with the school district in accordance with ARM 37.87.1802.