Planning and Crisis Intervention


Treatment Coordination and Planning: A written individualized plan that is developed jointly with the recipient, their family (in the case of legal minors), and/or their legal representative, and a licensed professional within the scope of their practice under state law. The treatment plan is based on a comprehensive assessment and includes:

  1. The strengths and needs of the recipients and their families (in the case of legal minors and when appropriate for an adult).
  2. Documentation supporting ASAM Criteria assessment dimensions and levels of care.
  3. Specific, measurable, observable, achievable, realistic, and time-limited goals and objectives.
  4. Discharge criteria specific to each goal.

Discharge Planning: Written documentation of the last service contact with the recipient, the diagnosis at admission and termination, and a summary statement that describes the effectiveness of the treatment modalities and progress, or lack of progress, toward treatment goals and objectives as documented in the mental health Treatment and/or Rehabilitation Plan(s). The Discharge Summary also includes the reason for discharge, current level of functioning, and recommendations for further treatment. Discharge summaries are completed no later than 30 calendar days following a planned discharge and 45 calendar days following an unplanned discharge. In the case of a recipient’s transfer to another program, a verbal summary must be given at the time of transition and followed with a written summary within seven (7) calendar days of the transfer. The Discharge Summary is a summation of the results of the Treatment Plan, Rehabilitation Plan and the Discharge Plan.

Crisis Intervention (CI): Services are interventions that target urgent situations where recipients are experiencing acute psychiatric and/or personal distress. The goal of CI services is to assess and stabilize situations (through brief and intense interventions) and provide appropriate mental and behavioral health service referrals. The objective of CI services is to reduce psychiatric and personal distress, restore recipients to their highest level of functioning and help prevent acute hospital admissions. CI interventions may be provided in a variety of settings, including but not limited to psychiatric emergency departments, emergency rooms, homes, foster homes, schools, homeless shelters, while in transit and telephonically.