7.1.6 Implementation/Initiation of Immediate Services

The child’s Children’s Service Worker will initiate services to address any immediate needs identified by parents, child, and/or resource provider.

The child’s Children’s Service Worker will refer the child to a MO HealthNet physician for an initial health examination within 24 hours of custody. This initial health examination does not need to be a full Healthy Children and Youth (HCY) assessment. The purpose of the initial health examination is to identify the need for immediate medical or mental health care and assess for infectious and communicable diseases. When possible, this initial health examination should be completed by the child’s current primary care physician as they know the child and have knowledge of the child’s medical history. If a provider is not readily accessible, this exam must occur within 72 hours of the initial placement.

Chapter Memoranda History: (prior to 1/31/07)

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