According to language in the private child caring /private child placing (PCC/PCP) agreement, all private agencies are required to prepare a discharge packet when a child exits their facility. For planned discharges or when the private agency or Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) provides a two (2) week notice, the packet is provided to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet) SSW on the date of discharge and must include the PCC/PCP Discharge Summary Checklist form.
In the event of an unplanned discharge, the agency prepares and submits the PCC/PCP Discharge Summary Checklist to the Cabinet SSW on the first business day following the discharge.
Placement moves, in general, can be a stressful time for children and caregivers. Thoughtful and purposeful planning is required to ensure the transition occurs with the least disruption. All placement moves (except those that pose an imminent risk) require a written transition plan. Open communication and engagement with the family and caregiver prepares the parties and allows them to support the child. Feedback and recommendations from treatment providers should be utilized and incorporated into the transition plan for a placement move.