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§412.161: Screening and Assessment

(a) Crisis services. An LMHA shall ensure immediate screenings and assessments of any person found in the LMHA's local service area who is in crisis in accordance with §412.314 of this title (relating to Crisis Services).

(b) Admission into LMHA services.

(1) The LMHA shall screen each person presenting for services at an LMHA as follows:

(A) an LMHA staff shall determine whether the person's county of residence is within the LMHA's local service area; and

(B) an LMHA staff who is at least a QMHP-CS shall gather triage information and determine the need for a pre-admission assessment.

(2) If the person's county of residence is within the LMHA's local service area and a pre-admission assessment is needed, then the LMHA shall conduct a pre-admission assessment in accordance with §412.315(a) of this title (relating to Assessment and Treatment Planning).

(A) For a person determined to be in the priority population, the LMHA shall identify which services the person may be eligible to receive and, if appropriate, determine whether the person should receive services immediately or be placed on a waiting list for services.

(B) For a person determined not to be in the priority population, the LMHA shall provide the person with written notification regarding:

(i) the denial of services and the opportunity to appeal in accordance with §401.464(d), (e), (g), and (h) of this title (relating to Notification and Appeals Process); and

(ii) the availability of information and assistance from the TDMHMR ombudsman by writing to Consumer Services and Rights Protection, Ombudsman, TDMHMR, P.O. Box 12668, Austin, Texas, 78711-2668, or by calling 1-800-252-8154.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §412.161 adopted to be effective November 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 9251