Medical/Mental Health Planning

Section 4 Overview

This section pertains to the policy and procedures necessary when an out-of-home placement of a child is imminent or has occurred.

Chapter 24 Overview

This chapter addresses the medical/mental health planning process and legal basis for the provision of medical and mental health services to children in the legal custody of the Children’s Division. Routine medical care, life support/sustaining therapies, and HIV/AIDS issues are discussed. This chapter also establishes a protocol to be used in determining which Children’s Division (CD) families involve children who have been placed in custody due solely to a need for mental health services and where no instance of parental abuse, neglect, or abandonment exists and a protocol to divert such children from the Division’s custody. Also included in this chapter are procedures for responding to the death of a child in the legal custody of the Children’s Division.

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