.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 admission team as to whether the applicant meets the admission criteria.

C. If the admission team determines that the admission criteria are met, a pre-admission interview shall be scheduled by the RICA at the earliest convenient date for all parties involved.