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A psychological examination for a child adjudicated delinquent is conducted within sixty days of the child's entry into substitute care unless a psychological examination was conducted within twelve months prior to the date the child was placed in substitute care and a copy is filed in the child's case record.

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Jusitn Gall
02-15-2018 (1:14pm)
A mental health diagnostic assessment to determine if a psychological examination is necessary for a child adjudicated delinquent within sixty days of the child’s entry into substitute care. **It has become increasingly more difficult to secure the completion of a psychological examination due to availability of psychologist to complete the examination in addition to the time necessary to complete the evaluation. A diagnostic assessment should give the necessary information to identify necessary service provisions for a child in addition to allowing for the recommendation of a full psychological.
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