Developmental Services - Case Management Manual

Ratio Policy   

Case Management Ratios for

Purpose and Scope

Case Management Services is provided through Developmental Services as well as Community Case Management. It is required that the district offices and provider offices maintain an over-all ration of 35-1 in order to meet the requirements of the Community Consent Decree. It is also required that for those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements for Developmental Services (34-B M.R.S.A.) and are identified as needing case management services that those services be provided within a 90 day time frame. The purpose of this policy is to identify how this system will function in order to provide services and meet the requirements.

Procedures

The option for case management services through Developmental Services case management system for the population identified as eligible for community case management will only be offered if the over-all ratio is below 32-1 in the district office (Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Thomaston, Bangor, Presque Isle). This is in order to respond to the need for guardianship or adult protective situations and to still maintain a 35-1 ration.