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2960.0670 ADMISSION.

Subpart 1.

Admission requirements.

The admission of a resident for residential mental health treatment must meet the requirements of parts 2960.0070 and 2960.0160 and the conditions of subpart 2.

Subp. 2.

Conditions governing admission.

A license holder may admit a resident only if the resident meets the conditions in items A to G.


The person must meet the age requirements of a resident as defined in part 2960.0020, subpart 59, at the time of admission.


If public funds are used to pay for the services, the resident must be screened by the referring county before admission, as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4885, subdivision 1.


If public funds are not used to pay for the services, the resident must be screened by a mental health professional using a screening process that is equivalent to that required by Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4885, subdivision 1, before admission.


The prior-to-admission screening in item B or C must determine that the residential treatment proposed is necessary and appropriate for the resident's treatment needs, provides a length of stay as short as possible consistent with the resident's need for treatment, and could not be effectively provided in the resident's home.


The resident must not be in need of chemical dependency treatment or detoxification at the time of admission, unless the license holder is certified to provide chemical dependency treatment under parts 2960.0430 to 2960.0490 or licensed to provide detoxification services.


The developmental and mental health needs of the resident can be met by the license holder's program.


The license holder must ensure that residents admitted on an emergency basis, or for the purpose of short-term assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation, must complete the screening required by Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4885, subdivision 1, and have a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan established within ten working days as required in part 2960.0600. In addition to determining a resident's basic needs, programs that offer mental health diagnostic and evaluation services must:


perform a diagnostic assessment of a resident that meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 245.4871, subdivision 11; and


have a mental health professional interpret diagnostic and evaluation tests given to residents.

Statutory Authority:

L 1995 c 226 art 3 s 60; MS s 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09; 254A.03; 254B.03; 254B.04


28 SR 211; 32 SR 2268

Published Electronically:

August 5, 2008