Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.11.2 Request for Emergency LOC Assignment

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
4.11.2 Request for Emergency LOC Assignment
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure 

The SSW:

  1. Requests an emergency level of care assignment through the Interstate Compact (ICPPC) office located in central office at (502) 564-2147, when needed;
  2. Gives the reason for the need for the emergency level of care assignment, and the child’s:
    1. Name;
    2. Date of birth; and
    3. County of commitment;
  3. Contacts the Assistant Director of the Division of Protection and Permanency at 502-564-6852, if someone from the ICPC office is unavailable;
  4. Has the level of care packet completed, as outlined in SOP 4.11.1 Level of Care Assignment, and ready to fax to the Children’s Review Program (CRP) at the time of the request;
  5. Ensures that complete information is sent to CRP to avoid follow-up calls that may delay the process;
  6. Mails the Child Behavioral Check List (CBCL) to CRP, even though it does not have to arrive prior to the emergency level of care assignment. 1

Practice Guidance

  • The SSW and FSOS should reserve requests for true emergency situations such as unexpected commitments from court or sudden, severe acting out by a child who appears to warrant an immediate placement change.
  • The SSW does not request an emergency level of care assignment if the child does not require an immediate PCC placement or if the child is placed in an emergency shelter or psychiatric hospital. 2
 

Footnotes

  1. If it becomes unnecessary for an emergency level of care assignment, the SSW notifies central office.
  2. The Children’s Review Program may require up to twenty-four hours to determine a level on an emergency case, rather than the three working days normally allowed.

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