Maine Revised Statutes

§5467. Application and preliminary procedures

1. Application.  An application for adult developmental services, on a form provided by the commissioner, must be initiated at or referred to a regional office of the department. Except for referrals identifying a possible need for adult protective services, the department shall accept only those referrals to which the client or client's guardian has consented.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §109 (AMD) .]
2. Preliminary procedures.  Within 10 work days from the day of the department's receipt of the application and a permission for service form signed by the client or the client's guardian, the department shall:
A. Determine when a visit to observe the client in the client's current environment or other setting familiar and comfortable to the client will be appropriate and useful; [2003, c. 389, §9 (AMD).]
B. Obtain a brief family survey; [1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW).]
C. Make a preliminary identification of the client's abilities and needs and of the relevant services presently available to the client; [2003, c. 389, §9 (AMD).]
D. Ensure the client's access to an advocate throughout the process of adult developmental services under sections 5467 to 5471; [2013, c. 21, §10 (AMD).]
E. Determine what information is needed to establish eligibility; [2003, c. 389, §9 (NEW).]
F. Provide services or referral for services to meet singular immediate needs for the client's health and safety; and [2003, c. 389, §9 (NEW).]
G. Begin to gather information for a service plan or a personal plan. [2003, c. 389, §9 (NEW).]
[ 2013, c. 21, §10 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 459, §7 (NEW). 1983, c. 580, §17 (AMD). 1993, c. 410, §CCC40 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K56 (AMD). 2003, c. 389, §9 (AMD). 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §§109, 110 (AMD). 2013, c. 21, §10 (AMD).

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