HCS 8: Aftercare and Follow-Up
The service provider and person receiving services work together to develop an aftercare
plan when the need for aftercare is identified.
While the decision to develop an aftercare plan is based on the wishes of the service recipient
, unless aftercare is mandated, the organization is expected to be strongly proactive with respect to aftercare planning
The aftercare plan is developed sufficiently in advance of case closing
to ensure an orderly transition.
The aftercare plan identifies services needed or desired by the person and specifies steps for obtaining these services.
The organization takes the initiative to explore suitable resources and contact service providers when appropriate, with the permission of the person, family
or legal guardian
The organization follows up on the aftercare plan, as appropriate, when possible, and with the permission of the service recipient.
Reasons why follow-up may not be appropriate include, and are not limited to, cases
where the person’s participation is involuntary.
When the organization has a contract with a public authority that does not include aftercare planning or follow-up, the organization:
- conducts a formal final evaluation and assessment of unmet needs; and
- informs the public entity of the findings, in writing, as appropriate to the contract and with the permission of the family.
NA The organization has a mission and mandate that dictate the provision of early stage services, only or does not have a relevant contract with a public authority.