Comprehensive assessments

A Comprehensive Assessment or chemical dependency assessment is the first step in treatment for a substance use disorder.

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Rule 25 Assessments

A Rule 25 Assessment or chemical dependency assessment is the first step in treatment for a substance use disorder.

Introduction

What are Comprehensive Assessments?

In order to receive public funding for chemical dependency treatment in the state of Minnesota, an individual needs to have a chemical use assessment conducted by an assessor. Under the rule, an assessor gathers information about an individual and decides whether the individual needs treatment and if so, what type will be the most beneficial. Anyone can request an assessment for him or herself or for another person. 

Details

How Comprehensive Assessments Work

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Minnesota Regulations

Under the state's Comprehensive Assessment (similar to a state law), all county or tribal agencies must provide an assessment when requested. Health plans that serve Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare clients also must provide assessments.

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Definition

A Comprehensive Assessment is an interview screening conducted by a licensed chemical health assessor to determine whether the client suffers from a substance use disorder.

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Procedures

A chemical dependency assessment includes an interview with a counselor to review a person's chemical use and its impact on their daily life and relationships.

Additional Information

Comprehensive Assessments or chemical dependency assessments may also include the following:

How Do I Schedule a Comprehensive Assessment?

Want to schedule an assessment or learn more? Call us at 1-833-677-4673 or use the contact form via the button below, and we’ll be happy to direct you from there.

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