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Admission Criteria

All referrals to the Community Support Program (CSP) are thoroughly screened by the clinical coordinator prior to admission. In order to be considered for admission to the DHHS Community Support Program, an individual must be characterized by the following conditions:

Have a qualifying condition of chronic mental illness and a diagnosis listed in the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - as outlined in HFS 63; and

Be over the age of 18; and

A resident of Walworth County; and

Have a significant risk of either continuing in a pattern of institutionalization or living in a severely dysfunctional way if CSP services are not provided; and

Be impaired in one or more of the following functional areas:

  1. Vocational, education, or homemaking functioning.

  2. Social, interpersonal, or community functioning.

  3. Self-care or independent living.

Individuals with a condition of chronic mental illness listed in the DSM (other than those listed in HFS 63) may be considered for admission to DHHS Community Support Program (CSP) provided that documentation in the client record shows that the following criteria have been met:

    There have been consistent and extensive efforts to treat the individual (such efforts have persisted for at least a year, except in unusual circumstances) causing the individuals' condition to move beyond basic outpatient clinical standards of practice; and

    The individual exhibits persistent dangerousness to self or others.

    A significant risk of either continuing in a pattern of institutionalization or living in a severely dysfunctional way if CSP services are not provided; and

    Impairment in one or more of the functional areas previously listed.

Individuals with a diagnosis or an organic mental disorder or a primary diagnosis of mental retardation or drug dependence shall not be considered appropriate for admission.

 


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