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55 Pa. Code § 6201.13. Intake services.

§ 6201.13. Intake services.

 (a)  Intake into the county program shall be through the base service unit.

 (b)  The condition and circumstances of each individual presumed to require service shall be thoroughly assessed before a disposition is made of his referral.

   (1)  If it is determined after the assessment that the individual does not currently require further service from the base service unit, the presenting problem, the results of the assessment and the disposition of the case—alternative referral or recommendation—shall be recorded on Form MH/ID 10, Intake and Proposed Service Plan.

   (2)  If it is determined after assessment that the person requires service, he shall be provided with coordinated services necessary to identify the presence of an intellectual disability, its cause and complications, and the extent to which the intellectual disability limits or is likely limit the individual’s daily living and work activities.

 (c)  Assessment services shall include a systematic appraisal of the findings in terms of pertinent physical, psychological, vocational, educational, cultural, social, economic, legal, environmental and other factors of the person with an intellectual disability and his family for all of the following:

   (1)  To determine how and to what extent the disabling condition may be expected to be removed, corrected or minimized by services.

   (2)  To determine the nature and scope of services to be provided.

   (3)  To select the service objectives which are commensurate to the individual’s interests, capacities and limitations.

   (4)  To devise an individualized program of action to be followed, at the intervals needed, by periodic reappraisals.

   (5)  To reevaluate progress of the person at intervals as necessary for the periodic appraisal.

 (d)  Each program service authorized shall have a service objective in keeping with the personal development goal of the person with an intellectual disability; this goal shall be the basis for individualized life management planning.

   (1)  This information shall be recorded on the Intake and Proposed Service Plan, Form MH/ID 10, along with a listing of the counseling, follow-along, and other services to be provided within a specified period of time in coordinated association with the program service immediately authorized.

   (2)  A specific date for evaluation of the person’s progress and reevaluation of his life-management plan shall also be part of the Intake and Proposed Service Plan.

   (3)  In all cases, the family of the person with an intellectual disability; the social, economic, cultural, educational, vocational, legal and environmental circumstances affecting him; and his physical and psychological condition shall be considered essential aspects of the life management plan.


   The provisions of this §  6201.13 amended under sections 201(2) and (8) and 202 of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. § §  4201(2) and (8) and 4202).


   The provisions of this §  6201.13 amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (213302) to (213303).

Notes of Decisions

   Reduction or elimination of benefits for mentally retarded persons living at home did not violate equal protection or due process. Philadelphia Police and Fire Association for Handicapped Children, Inc. v. City of Philadelphia, 874 F.2d 156 (1989).

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