2012 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 210 Child Protection and Reformation
Section 210.518 Departments' duties, classification of services to children--interagency meetings for coordination of services.

MO Rev Stat § 210.518 (2012) What's This?

Departments' duties, classification of services to children--interagency meetings for coordination of services.

210.518. 1. The department of social services, the department of mental health, the department of elementary and secondary education and all subdivisions thereof shall develop and implement through interagency agreement a common system of classification for assessing the needs of a child and common terminology to describe the services to be provided to the child. The agreement must establish a standardized form and set of records to be kept for such children which shall include, if applicable to such child, any individualized education plan, diagnostic summary, school history, school records, medical history, court records, placement orders and any criminal history. The agreement shall be adopted and in effect on or before July 1, 1999.

2. To facilitate the coordination of services being provided to children, interagency meetings pursuant to subsection 1 of this section shall be held as frequently as appropriate to address and review any actions being taken by agency personnel involved in the provision of services to a child and to ensure the existence of a continuation of services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, evaluate data, policy, and practices, and assure the quality of services provided to children. The agencies shall document which staff members attended such meetings. If any services for the child are provided through contracted providers, such providers shall be included in the meetings described in this section.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1683, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1453)

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