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55 Pa. Code § 5221.22. Relationship to other parts of the system.

§ 5221.22. Relationship to other parts of the system.

 (a)  The intensive case manager shall work closely with the consumer’s mental health therapist or psychiatrist and provide consultation in crisis situations as well as in the overall treatment and management of the consumer’s mental illness, including discharge planning.

 (b)  The intensive case manager shall be involved in treatment planning for consumers on his caseload who are hospitalized.

 (c)  The intensive case manager or supervisor shall be present when an involuntary commitment of a consumer on his caseload is being considered to ensure that all appropriate alternatives to hospitalization are considered. When attendance is impossible because of road conditions, emergency situations or other causes, this shall be documented and an effort made to have other informed case managers present or to establish telephone contact.

 (d)  Enrolled providers shall establish formal and informal links with other service providers as needed to carry out intensive case management activities. Written agreements shall be made with frequently used contacts including the county MH/MR program, psychiatric inpatient facilities, partial hospitalization programs, psychiatric clinics, residential programs, drug and alcohol programs, social and vocational programs and other agencies as needed. For children and their families, linkages shall also be established with child welfare, education, juvenile justice and other child serving agencies.

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