Partial Hospitalization Program Interagency Process

Referral and admission to the Resolve Behavioral Health Services School-Based Partial Hospitalization Program requires a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation of the child/adolescent and participation by the child/adolescent in the interagency meeting.
Responsibilities Prior to the Meeting
The Referral Agent arranges for a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation of the student being referred to the program. Upon receipt of the completed report, the Referral Agent reviews the document to determine that the evaluation contains no less than the Axis I current mental status of the student and contains a recommendation for Partial Hospitalization services as a medical necessity. The evaluation should be dated within thirty (30) days of the initial interagency meeting. The current and appropriate comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is forwarded to the CIU20 Program Secretary by the Friday prior to the meeting for review by the meeting facilitator.The Referral Agent is to complete the “Partial Hospitalization Program Interagency Meeting Referral Form” electronically. The form can be found on the CIU20 website homepage or on the Resolve/Partial Hospitalization/Interagency Process web page. The information is transmitted to the Program Secretary responsible for scheduling the meeting. Upon completion of the referral form, the Referral Agent will call the CIU20 Program Secretary at (610) 515-6431 to schedule the interagency meeting date and time.The Referral Agent informs the child/adolescent and family about the need for appropriate insurance. The Referral Agent makes certain that the child/adolescent and family brings necessary items to the meeting which includes the client's Social Security card or number, a current Medical Assistance (ACCESS) card, and a current private health insurance card if the family has private health insurance. All clients are reviewed in the "Eligibility Verification System (EVS)" to determine their insurance eligibility. Prospective clients are also required to complete a physical examination prior to receiving services.The Referral Agent is responsible for inviting all parties to the interagency meeting.  Persons who must attend include the child/adolescent, the child's/ adolescent's parent or legal guardian, and the home school district representative. Other invited parties can include private therapists, psychiatrists, Children & Youth Services case workers, case managers, Juvenile Probation officers, BHRS providers, and any other persons who provide support to the child/adolescent.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission to the School-Based Partial Hospitalization Program will not occur without the attendance, participation, and agreement of a representative from the student's home school district.The Referral Agent gathers and brings to the interagency meeting all documents and reports necessary for the team to make a sound decision about services.  With the child's/adolescent's and/or the parent's/guardian's consent, the Referral Agent can provide copies of the documents and reports to other interagency team members.During the meeting, the Referral Agent will be asked the "reason for referral". The Referral Agent is expected to verbally provide a brief case history to the interagency meeting team.

Contact Information

Kory Kutzler
Supervisor of Special Education
6 Danforth Drive
Easton, PA 18045
(610) 515-6544
Alaina McCarter, LCSW
Treatment Coordinator UR/Admissions
6 Danforth Drive
Easton, PA 18045
(610) 515-6509
Partial Hospitalization Program Interagency Meeting Referral Form
Submit completed form and call Amy Koch (610-515-6431) to schedule an interagency meeting.