Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Deprivation

Incapacity – Procedures

Revised:

15.4.3.3

EXPEDITED REFERRALS TO THE MEU

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The DHS caseworker should note on the MEU DATA SHEET “EXPEDITED STATUS” for the following:

 

·        Metastatic cancer - include hospital admission and discharge notes, pathology (biopsy) report, operative notes, etc.

 

·        Other malignant diseases such as, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma, leukemia, melanoma, and sarcoma, etc.  Include the same medical data as listed above.

 

·        AIDS/HIV+ - include current medical data verifying acute and chronic symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss, recurrent infections, fatigue, etc.

 

·        Chemotherapy – include current medical data to verify severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, recurrent infections, etc.

 

·        Severe head injury - include hospital data.

 

·        Severe spinal cord injury, quadriplegic, paraplegic - include hospital data.

 

·        Severe renal (kidney) failure and/or hemodialysis - include hospital records.

 

·        Severe coronary artery disease - include hospital data verifying heart attack, myocardial infarction, strokes.

 

·        Severe emphysema/COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) - include hospital data.

 

·        Acute (not chronic) leukemia - include pathology report to verify diagnosis.

 

·        Immediate threats of suicide - include current medical data from the hospital or mental health provider to verify.

 

·        Active TB.

 

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