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§343.404: Mental Health Screening and Referral

(a) Mental Health Screening. The standard screening instrument shall be administered to each resident that is admitted into detention within 48 hours.

(b) Positive screening and mental health referral. A resident who scores a positive screening on the standard screening instrument shall be:

(1) administered a secondary screening immediately to assist in clarifying the resident's need for mental health intervention;

(A) If the secondary screening confirms the positive screening and that mental health intervention is warranted, then a referral shall be made to a mental health professional or licensed physician within 48 hours.

(B) If the secondary screening substantiates that the initial positive screening was false, then no further mental health intervention is required; or

(2) referred to a qualified mental health professional or mental health paraprofessional for consultation by the end of the following workday to determine if further intervention is warranted.

(A) The facility shall maintain documentation of the consultation in the resident's file.

(B) If the qualified mental health professional or mental health paraprofessional recommends that further mental health intervention is needed, then the resident must be referred to a mental health professional or a licensed physician within 48 hours.

(c) Documentation of recommendations or referrals specific to the juvenile's positive screening on the standard screening instrument shall be forwarded to the supervising juvenile probation officer if the juvenile is released at any point during the proceedings initiated in subsection (b)(1) and (2) of this section. If the juvenile is released and no further juvenile justice intervention is required, then the documentation shall be forwarded to the juvenile's parent, legal guardian, or custodian.

(d) Documentation of referrals, completed assessments and evaluations, including dates and times, shall be retained in the juvenile's file and forwarded to the supervising juvenile probation officer.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §343.404 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095