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9530.6622 PLACEMENT CRITERIA.

Subpart 1.

Dimension 1: acute intoxication/withdrawal potential.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 1 to determine a client's acute intoxication and withdrawal potential.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client displays full functioning with good ability to tolerate and cope with withdrawal discomfort. No signs or symptoms of intoxication or withdrawal or diminishing signs or symptoms. 0 The client's condition described in the risk description does not impact treatment planning decision.
1 The client can tolerate and cope with withdrawal discomfort. The client displays mild to moderate intoxication or signs and symptoms interfering with daily functioning but does not immediately endanger self or others. The client poses minimal risk of severe withdrawal. 1 The placing authority should arrange for or provide needed withdrawal monitoring that includes at least scheduled check-ins as determined by a health care professional.
2 The client has some difficulty tolerating and coping with withdrawal discomfort. The client's intoxication may be severe, but responds to support and treatment such that the client does not immediately endanger self or others. The client displays moderate signs and symptoms with moderate risk of severe withdrawal. 2 The placing authority must arrange for withdrawal monitoring services or pharmacological interventions for the client with on-site monitoring by specially trained staff for less than 24 hours. The placing authority may authorize withdrawal monitoring as a part of or preceding treatment.
3 The client tolerates and copes with withdrawal discomfort poorly. The client has severe intoxication, such that the client endangers self or others, or intoxication has not abated with less intensive services. The client displays severe signs and symptoms; or risk of severe, but manageable withdrawal; or withdrawal worsening despite detoxification at less intensive level. 3 The placing authority must arrange for detoxification services with 24-hour structure for the client. Unless a monitored pharmacological intervention is authorized, the detoxification must be provided in a facility that meets the requirements of parts 9530.6510 to 9530.6590 or in a hospital as a part of or preceding chemical dependency treatment.
4 The client is incapacitated with severe signs and symptoms. The client displays severe withdrawal and is a danger to self or others. 4 The placing authority must arrange detoxification services for the client with 24-hour medical care and nursing supervision preceding substance abuse treatment.

Subp. 2.

Dimension 2: biomedical conditions and complications.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 2 to determine a client's biomedical conditions and complications.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client displays full functioning with good ability to cope with physical discomfort. 0 The client's risk does not impact treatment planning decisions.
1 The client tolerates and copes with physical discomfort and is able to get the services that the client needs. 1 The placing authority may refer the client for medical services.
2 The client has difficulty tolerating and coping with physical problems or has other biomedical problems that interfere with recovery and treatment. The client neglects or does not seek care for serious biomedical problems. 2 Services must include arrangements for appropriate health care services, and monitoring of the client's progress and treatment compliance as part of other chemical dependency services for the client.
3 The client tolerates and copes poorly with physical problems or has poor general health. The client neglects the client's medical problems without active assistance. 3 The placing authority must refer the client for immediate medical assessment services for the client as part of other treatment services for the client. The placing authority must authorize treatment services in a medical setting if indicated by the client's history and presenting problems.
4 The client is unable to participate in chemical dependency treatment and has severe medical problems, a condition that requires immediate intervention, or is incapacitated. 4 The placing authority must refer the client for immediate medical intervention to secure the client's safety and must delay treatment services until the client is able to participate in most treatment activities.

Subp. 3.

Dimension 3: emotional, behavioral, and cognitive conditions and complications.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 3 to determine a client's emotional, behavioral, and cognitive conditions and complications.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client has good impulse control and coping skills and presents no risk of harm to self or others. The client functions in all life areas and displays no emotional, behavioral, or cognitive problems or the problems are stable. 0 The placing authority may use the attributes in the risk description to support efforts in other dimensions.
1 The client has impulse control and coping skills. The client presents a mild to moderate risk of harm to self or others or displays symptoms of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive problems. The client has a mental health diagnosis and is stable. The client functions adequately in significant life areas. 1 The placing authority may authorize monitoring and observation of the client's behavior to determine whether the client's stability has improved or declined along with other substance abuse treatment for the client.
2 The client has difficulty with impulse control and lacks coping skills. The client has thoughts of suicide or harm to others without means; however, the thoughts may interfere with participation in some activities. The client has difficulty functioning in significant life areas. The client has moderate symptoms of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive problems. The client is able to participate in most treatment activities. 2 The placing authority must authorize treatment services for clients that include: consultation with and referral to mental health professionals as indicated, monitoring mental health problems and treatment compliance as part of other chemical dependency treatment for the client; and adjustment of the client's services as appropriate.
3 The client has a severe lack of impulse control and coping skills. The client also has frequent thoughts of suicide or harm to others including a plan and the means to carry out the plan. In addition, the client is severely impaired in significant life areas and has severe symptoms of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive problems that interfere with the client's participation in treatment activities. 3 The placing authority must authorize integrated chemical and mental health treatment services provided by a provider licensed under Minnesota Statutes, section 245G.20, and 24-hour supervision.
4 The client has severe emotional or behavioral symptoms that place the client or others at acute risk of harm. The client also has intrusive thoughts of harming self or others. The client is unable to participate in treatment activities. 4 The placing authority must refer the client for acute psychiatric care with 24-hour supervision and must delay chemical dependency treatment services until the client's risk description has been reduced to number 3 in this dimension or refer the client to a mental health crisis response system.

Subp. 4.

Dimension 4: readiness for change.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 4 to determine a client's readiness for change.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client is cooperative, motivated, ready to change, admits problems, committed to change, and engaged in treatment as a responsible participant. 0 The placing authority may use the attributes in the risk description to support efforts in other dimensions.
1 The client is motivated with active reinforcement, to explore treatment and strategies for change, but ambivalent about illness or need for change. 1 If services are authorized, they must include active support, encouragement, and awareness-raising strategies along with chemical dependency treatment services for the client.
2 The client displays verbal compliance, but lacks consistent behaviors; has low motivation for change; and is passively involved in treatment. 2 The placing authority must authorize treatment services for the client that include client engagement strategies.
3 The client displays inconsistent compliance, minimal awareness of either the client's addiction or mental disorder, and is minimally cooperative. 3 The placing authority must authorize treatment services that have specific client engagement and motivational capabilities.
4 The client is: 4 The placing authority must authorize treatment services that include:
(A) noncompliant with treatment and has no awareness of addiction or mental disorder and does not want or is unwilling to explore change or is in total denial of the client's illness and its implications; or (A) service coordination and specific engagement or motivational capability; or
(B) the client is dangerously oppositional to the extent that the client is a threat of imminent harm to self and others. (B) 24-hour supervision and care that meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 245G.21.

Subp. 5.

Dimension 5: relapse, continued use, and continued problem potential.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 5 to determine a client's relapse, continued use, and continued problem potential.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client recognizes risk well and is able to manage potential problems. 0 The placing authority may facilitate peer support for the client.
1 The client recognizes relapse issues and prevention strategies, but displays some vulnerability for further substance use or mental health problems. 1 The placing authority may promote peer support and authorize counseling services to reduce risk.
2 (A) The client has minimal recognition and understanding of relapse and recidivism issues and displays moderate vulnerability for further substance use or mental health problems. 2 (A) The placing authority must authorize treatment services for clients that include counseling services to reduce client relapse risk and facilitate client participation in peer support groups.
(B) The client has some coping skills inconsistently applied. (B) The placing authority must promote peer support and authorize counseling services or service coordination programs that comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 245G.22, or Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 8.
3 The client has poor recognition and understanding of relapse and recidivism issues and displays moderately high vulnerability for further substance use or mental health problems. The client has few coping skills and rarely applies coping skills. 3 The placing authority must authorize treatment services for the client that include counseling services to help the client develop insight and build recovery skills and may include room and board.
4 The client has no coping skills to arrest mental health or addiction illnesses, or prevent relapse. The client has no recognition or understanding of relapse and recidivism issues and displays high vulnerability for further substance use disorder or mental health problems. 4 The placing authority must authorize treatment services that include service coordination and counseling services to help the client develop insight and may include room and board with 24-hour-a-day structure.

Subp. 6.

Dimension 6: recovery environment.

The placing authority must use the criteria in Dimension 6 to determine a client's recovery environment.

RISK DESCRIPTION TREATMENT PLANNING DECISION
0 The client is engaged in structured, meaningful activity and has a supportive significant other, family, and living environment. 0 The placing authority may use the client's strengths to address issues in other dimensions.
1 The client has passive social network support or family and significant other are not interested in the client's recovery. The client is engaged in structured meaningful activity. 1 The placing authority may promote peer support and awareness raising for the client's significant other and family.
2 The client is engaged in structured, meaningful activity, but peers, family, significant other, and living environment are unsupportive, or there is criminal justice involvement by the client or among the client's peers, significant other, or in the client's living environment. 2 The placing authority must authorize treatment services for the client that help the client participate in a peer support group, engage the client's significant other or family to support the client's treatment, and help the client develop coping skills or change the client's recovery environment.
3 The client is not engaged in structured, meaningful activity and the client's peers, family, significant other, and living environment are unsupportive, or there is significant criminal justice system involvement. 3 The placing authority must authorize the treatment planning decision described in 2 and service coordination, and help find an appropriate living arrangement and may include room and board.
4 The client has: 4 The placing authority must authorize for the client:
(A) a chronically antagonistic significant other, living environment, family, peer group, or long-term criminal justice involvement that is harmful to recovery or treatment progress; or (A) the treatment planning decision in 3 and appropriate ancillary services, and room and board within 24-hour structure authorized for the client if an appropriate living arrangement is not readily available; or
(B) the client has an actively antagonistic significant other, family, work, or living environment, with immediate threat to the client's safety and well-being. (B) treatment services that include service coordination and immediate intervention to secure the client's safety. Room and board with 24-hour structure must be authorized for the client if an appropriate living arrangement is not readily available.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 241.021; 245A.03; 245A.09; 254A.03; 254B.03; 254B.04

History:

32 SR 2268

Published Electronically:

January 3, 2018