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From the Virginia Office of Comprehensive Services (OCS)

Proposed policy open for public comment through May 29, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
Virginia's Office of Comprehensive Services (OCS) State Executive Council (SEC) proposes the following policy:

Upon notification by a residential treatment facility (RTF) that a parent seeks admission of their child to the RTF outside of the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families (CSA) process, the local Community Services Board (CSB) shall refer the child to be evaluated by the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) .

If the child is admitted to a residential treatment facility prior to FAPT evaluation, the FAPT evaluation will occur within 14 days of the child's admission and an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) will be developed.

If the FAPT agrees with the parent(s) that residential treatment meets the needs of the child, the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) shall authorize necessary funding for the RTF beginning on the date of admission.

If the FAPT determines that the needs of the child can be appropriately met through services other than residential treatment services, the CPMT shall approve funding for these services beginning on day fifteen (15) of the RTF placement until the IFSP goes into effect.

Attached for your review and comment is proposed policy – Serving Youth Referred to Residential Treatment Facilities for Non-Educational Reasons and Outside of the CSA Process. The accompanying memo provides instructions for submitting comments.

Comments must be received by the Office of Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families by 5:00 p.m., on May 29, 2015.

Office of Comprehensive Services
1604 Santa Rosa Rd., Suite 137
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 662-9815

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