37.87.1408 THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE (TFC), DISCHARGE PLANNING AND DOCUMENTATION
(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.