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10.21.06.00.htm 10.21.06.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 21 MENTAL HYGIENE REGULATIONS Chapter 06 Admission to Regional Institutes for Children and Adolescents Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104, 10-204, 10-401, 10-406, 10-407, 10-602, 10-609, and 10-610, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.21.06.01.htm 10.21.06.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes procedures and standards for residential admission to the Regional Institutes for Children and Adolescents (RICAs) The RICAs are mental health facilities licensed and operated by the Maryland Department of Health for the residential treatment of severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
10.21.06.02.htm 10.21.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Maryland Department of Health.. 2) "Applicant" means a child or adolescent who is the subject of an application for admission to a RICA.3) "Director" means the Director of the Maryland Department of Health.. 4) "Mental disorder" means a behavioral or emotional illness that results from a psychiatric or neurological disorder and is referenced in Health-Gene
10.21.06.03.htm 10.21.06.03. 03 Application for Admission.. A. On referral by a public or private agency or mental health professional, application for admission to a RICA may be made by:1) The parent or guardian of a child or adolescent under 18 years old;. 2) An adolescent, if the adolescent is 16 years old or older; or. 3) A State or county agency that has custody of a child or adolescent, with the signed consent of the parent or guardian or in accordance with a court order.
10.21.06.04.htm 10.21.06.04. 04 Admission Procedures.. A. Each RICA shall maintain an admission team which consists of a physician, mental health and educational professionals and other persons, as appropriate. The RICA admission team shall determine whether the applicant meets the admission standards set forth in Regulation .05 of this chapter, within 10 working days of receipt of the completed application.B. The applicant and referring agency or mental health professional shall be notified by the RICA ad
10.21.06.05.htm 10.21.06.05. 05 Admission Criteria.. A. A child or adolescent may be admitted to a RICA if the:. 1) Individual has a long-term and severe mental disorder;. 2) Individual has treatment needs that cannot be met through available community-based programs;. 3) Residential treatment provided by the RICA can reasonably be expected to improve the individual's condition or prevent further regression so that the individual can return to the community.B. The child or adolescent shall be between 12 and
10.21.06.06.htm 10.21.06.06. 06 Resident Rights.. A. Residents shall be accorded the rights enumerated in the Health-General Article, §10-701 through 10-709, Annotated Code of Maryland, and shall be informed of these rights upon admission.B. An individualized treatment plan shall be developed and implemented for each resident in accordance with Health-General Article, §10-706, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 10.21.03.C. An educational program shall be provided for each resident based on educ
10.21.06.07.htm 10.21.06.07. 07 Court Evaluation Unit.. A. A RICA may establish a separate unit for short term evaluation of children and adolescents referred by a Juvenile Court.B. Admission from the court evaluation unit to the regular residential treatment program shall be in accordance with the procedures and standards set forth in Regulations .04 and .05 of this chapter.
10.21.06.9999.htm 10.21.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1985 (12:9 Md. R. 811).
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