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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 043 : CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 4302)
  • § 4302. State interagency team

    (a) A State interagency team is created and shall consist of eight members:

    (1) The Director of the division responsible for special education for the Agency of Education.

    (2) The Agency of Education’s consultant for children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance.

    (3) The Director of the division responsible for children’s mental health for the Department of Mental Health.

    (4) The Chief of the Children, Adolescents, and Family Unit in the Division of Children’s Mental Health Services for the Department of Mental Health.

    (5) The Deputy Commissioner for the Family Services Division of the Department for Children and Families.

    (6) The placement consultant for the Family Services Division of the Department for Children and Families.

    (7) A representative of the Secretary of Human Services.

    (8) A parent of a child or adolescent with a severe emotional disturbance. The parent shall receive compensation in accordance with the provisions of 32 V.S.A. § 1010, and the compensation shall be paid for by the Agency of Human Services.

    (b) The State interagency team shall have the following powers and duties:

    (1) Submit an annual report to the Commissioners of Mental Health and for Children and Families and the Secretary of Education on the status of programs for children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance, which shall include a system of care plan. The system of care plan shall identify the characteristics and number of children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance in need of services, describe the educational, residential, mental health, or other services needed, describe the programs and resources currently available, recommend a plan to meet the needs of such children and adolescents, and recommend priorities for the continuation or development of programs and resources.

    (2) Develop and coordinate the provision of services to children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance.

    (3) Make recommendations to the local interagency team for resolution of any case of a child or adolescent with a severe emotional disturbance referred by a local interagency team under subsection 4303(f) of this chapter.

    (4) Recommend to the Secretaries of Human Services and of Education and the Commissioners of Mental Health and for Children and Families any fiscal, policy, or programmatic change at the local, regional, or State level necessary to enhance the State’s system of care for children and adolescents with a severe emotional disturbance and their families. (Added 1987, No. 264 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1989, No. 187 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1995, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 295, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 69, eff. May 20, 2014.)