Youth’s Right to a Complete Physical and Follow-Up Care
After the child is placed in DCF custody, DCF policy provides that the child must undergo a Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE) within 30 days of placement (DCF Policy § 44-1). The evaluation will be performed by a community-based assessment team.
The MDE is intended as a comprehensive physical that will assess the child’s medical, emotional and developmental status and offer recommendations for appropriate treatment. The MDE will assess dental needs and indicate whether a child is in need of immediate dental care.