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) .]
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).