CLRP

Individualized Recovery/Treatment Planning

In accordance with Section 17a-542 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as well as Federal and Joint Commission standards, regarding each person’s right to individualized care and the provision of informed consent, it is the policy of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services that all services to be provided shall be based on an individualized, multidisciplinary recovery plan.

In 2007, the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services issued policy #33, which provides a detailed framework for person-centered planning which, among other thing, emphasizes the individual’s strengths and preferences, identifies concrete steps toward discharge or other goals, addresses the person rather than the illness and involves advocates and natural supports.