Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, “transitional care” means temporary treatment services to facilitate an individual’s:

(1) transfer from a mental health institution to a community residential setting; or

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(2) discharge from a mental health institution.

     (b) The transitional care program shall assist consumers in making a smooth adjustment to community living and operate in collaboration with a community mental health center of services in the consumer’s home area.

     (c) Resources for the program shall come from the total appropriation for the facility, and may be adjusted to meet the needs of consumer demand by the director.

     (d) Each state institution administered by the division of mental health and addiction shall establish a transitional care program with adequate staffing patterns and employee skill levels for patients’ transitional care needs where clinically appropriate.

     (e) The transitional care program shall be staffed by transitional care specialists and at least one (1) transitional care case manager.

     (f) A transitional care case manager must have at least a bachelor’s degree and be trained in transitional care.

     (g) Psychiatric attendants working in this program shall be trained, classified, and compensated as appropriate for a transitional care specialist.

As added by P.L.40-1994, SEC.54. Amended by P.L.215-2001, SEC.71; P.L.188-2013, SEC.17.