Regulations governing admissions to voluntary services.
Admission criteria. RCSA 17a-11-7.
DSM IV diagnosis; okay to have a developmental disorder or mental retardation, but primary need for services must be to treat the emotional, behavioral or substance use disorder; 17a-11-7(a)(1);
Treatment needs can’t be met through services available to parent or guardian. 17a-11-7(a)(2);
Child’s disorder can be treated with available services at the time of application. 17a-11-7(a)(3);
Child hasn’t reached the age of 18 at time of referral. 17a-11-7(a)(4).