Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services; Part B - II. Individualized Support Planning Process

A. The individualized support planning (ISP) process will result in the development of a life plan based upon the wants and needs of the recipient.

B. All recipients with severe and prolonged mental illness have the right to an ISP presentation and, if they so choose, an ISP.

C. For those recipients who accept the ISP process, the following stages win occur:

  1. A life plan will be developed with the recipient, based upon the recipient's vision of his or her future and will include consideration of all areas that the recipient deems relevant. The time frame of the life plan will be defined by the recipient.

  2. A list of needs will be developed with the recipient, including those things that need to occur for the recipient to move toward his or her vision of the future. This list should include those needs that appear as unlikely to be met at the time the list is developed.

  3. The recipient will select the areas that he or she wishes to target for immediate activity, in order to move toward his or her life plan.

  4. Action plans will be developed in instances in which recipients and providers agree to work toward the achievement of a goal. The action plan will be consistent with the recipient's life plan, priority needs and targets. The action plan will contain the following:   
    a. Measurable outcomes;
    b. Criteria for success;
    c. Time frames; and
    d. Assignment of responsibilities.

D. All unmet needs identified in the ISP process will be reported to the Division of Mental Health. E. ISP's will be reviewed with the recipient no less frequently than every 90 days and revised as needed.