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55 Pa. Code § 5221.44. Conflict of interest.

§ 5221.44. Conflict of interest.

 When an agency that provides intensive case management also provides other mental health treatment, rehabilitation or support services, the responsible county administrator shall ensure that the provider agency:

   (1)  Does not restrict the freedom of choice of the consumer, or parent, if the consumer is a child, of needed services and provider agencies when needed services, including case management, are available.

   (2)  Fully discloses the fact that the agency is or may be performing other direct services which could be obtained at another agency if the consumer so desires.

   (3)  Provides each consumer and parent, if the consumer is a child, a listing of mental health treatment, rehabilitation and support services available within a reasonable proximity to the consumer’s home where needed services could be obtained and if the consumer or parent, if the consumer is a child, so desires, the case manager assists the consumer or parent in obtaining those services.

   (4)  Documents that the information in this section has been reviewed and understood by the consumer or parent, if the consumer is a child.

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