VS regulations: how do they compare with the statutory mandate?
Regulations effective September 26, 2001.
17a-11(e). The Commissioner shall adopt regulations … describing the documentation required for voluntary admission and for informal administrative case review, upon request, of any denial of an application for voluntary admission.
But, regulations do much more: they put admission criteria and admission restrictions which significantly curtail access to voluntary services.
17a-11-4. Scope of regulations: services for children or youth requiring community based services OR TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL OR OTHER OUT OF HOME PLACEMENT who might otherwise be committed as neglected, uncared for, or dependent under 46b-129. Designed to “encourage the preservation and enhancement of family relationships and the continuing rights and responsibilities of parents” whose financial resources prevent them from providing the required care and treatment for the child.