Title 49, Chapter 5, Section 221
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Annual report" means the report prepared by the commissioner
of the Department of Human Resources for publication and
dissemination that includes: the jointly developed State Plan for
the Coordinated System of Care; and data on state services to
severely emotionally disturbed children or adolescents that are
provided either directly by the Department of Human Resources, the
Department of Education, or other involved state agencies, or
indirectly through state funding to private agencies.
(2) "Case management" means assuring continuity of services for
the child and family, coordinating of services for the child and
family, coordinating the interagency assessment of the child and
family's needs, arranging for needed services, and linking various
services and agencies.
(3) "Case manager" means the individual identified and assigned
the responsibility of ensuring that the child and family obtain
necessary services. The case manager shall ensure that
evaluations and service provision from multiple agencies are
coordinated; that services are based on integrated assessments and
evaluations; that adequacy and appropriateness of services is
reviewed through quarterly case review staffings; that prompt
service delivery is facilitated; that clients are tracked; and
that family involvement and input is maintained.
(4) "Coordinated system of care" means a comprehensive array of
mental health and other necessary services organized into a
coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of
severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
(5) "Five-year plan" or "state plan" means the State Plan for the
Coordinated System of Care for severely emotionally disturbed
children or adolescents.
(6) "Individualized plan" means a written plan for a child or
adolescent with a severe emotional disturbance, when appropriate
and when eligible, that is based upon the comprehensive
multidisciplinary assessment of the individual needs of the child.
Such plans shall include, but not be limited to: individualized
treatment plans; individualized education plans; individualized
placement plans; individualized case plans; individualized family
service plans; and individualized employment, service, and
(7) "Local interagency children's committees" means committees
with multiagency representation that are established at the local
level to staff cases and review decisions about appropriate
treatment or placement of children or adolescents experiencing
severe emotional disturbance. Existing troubled children's
committees may serve as local interagency committees.
(8) "Regional plan" means a written strategy developed by local interagency children's committees based on the principles delineated in Code Section 49-5-222. It contains the same components as the state plan. (9) "Reintegration plan" means an individualized plan that is designed to provide for the return of the severely emotionally disturbed child or adolescent, who has been placed out of home or out of state to his family or community.
(10) "Severely emotionally disturbed child or adolescent" or
"child or adolescent with a severe emotional disturbance" means a
person defined as such by the Department of Human Resources for
mental health services or by the Department of Education for