Rule 25 is the assessment tool that is used to determine if someone needs substance abuse treatment and what level of care they need. This tool is also used to submit the treatment recommendations to the insurance companies or counties that approve funding for treatment.
The assessor gathers all information that has been provided to determine next steps. The assessment is then submitted to the insurance company or the county responsible for funding. This typically takes seven to 10 days, but may take longer depending on the insurance provider. RCCS contacts people when funding is approved and gets the in-take process started.
The assessment gathers information about chemical use history, physical health, mental and emotional health, family history, treatment history, criminal history, living environment, social environment, etc.
Insurance information, a list of current medications, probation contact information, and documents like a driver's licence to verify identity.
It depends on what program is being referred and the availability. There may be an immediate opening. Or, it may take up to two weeks to get a bed, depending on the program. RCCS strives to admit clients as soon as possible once funding is secured.
Rule 25 assessments are scheduled by calling 612-767-6601. Intake staff take care of the scheduling. We request that people are on time for scheduled appointments. People who miss appointments may be denied service or referred to a different community partner.
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Those who have previously been in treatment need to contact the original assessor to update the assessment information.
A Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor will complete the assessment with you.
Many times those involved with the criminal justice system, probation, and the courts are mandated to complete a chemical health evaluation and follow all recommendations. It could also be mandated as part of a release plan from prison or jail. OR. An individual seeks help on their own for help with their substance abuse problems.
Typically the assessment itself takes about 60-90 minutes.
People are encouraged to contact the original Rule 25 assessor to update the assessment.