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What if treatment has been received within the past 6 months?

Those who have previously been in treatment need to contact the original assessor to update the assessment information.  



What is a Rule 25 assessment?

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.

What happens AFTER the Rule 25 interview is completeD?

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.  

What INFORMATION IS NEEDED FOR A RULE 25 ASSESSMENT?

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.

Who does the Rule 25 assessment?

A Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor will complete the assessment with you.

WHO NEEDS A Rule 25 ASSESSMENT?

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.

What dOCUMENTS ARE NEED FOR THE assessment?

Insurance information, a list of current medications, probation contact information, and documents like a driver's licence to verify identity.  

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How long does the assessment take?

Typically the assessment itself takes about 60-90 minutes.

Once funding is approved, how long does it take to get into treatment?

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.

The Rule 25 assessment

What if a Rule 25 assessment has been completed within the past 45 days?

People are encouraged to contact the original Rule 25 assessor to update the assessment.  

How is a rule 25 scheduled?  

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.