Discharging and/or transitioning a client is an essential component of effective and collaborative clinical practice management. It aims to fully involve clients, families and caregivers in the process to ensure that they receive adequate information.
A decision to discharge and/or transition a client will be based upon any of the following reasons:
- Client/substitute decision maker declines assessment and/or treatment
- Client requests discharge and/or transition;
- Client achieves all goals established by client, family, caregiver and/or clinician;
- Client displays skills that are within normal limits;
- Therapy services no longer produce a functional/measurable outcome for the client;
- Client is unable to progress towards anticipated goals and/or expected outcomes because of medical/psychosocial complications;
- Client is being transferred to another agency (transition of services);
- Client reaches the age limit for services;
- Client receives private services that do not meet the concurrent intervention policies;
- Client fails to progress or retain acquired skills due to failure to uphold attendance regulations;
- Client is unable to be reached despite continued efforts (i.e., phone calls, letter);
- Client moves out of the catchment area;
- Client passes away.
In all cases, you will be kept informed of any plans to discharge or transition your child’s services. In many cases, children may be re-referred for particular services as their needs or circumstances change.
If your child has been discharged from a particular service due to attendance or cancellation policies, they will be placed on the regular waitlist for that service if a re-referral is made.