State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to support implementation of counseling, psychological, and social services.
Vermont Statutes 33 V.S.A. § 4305 Coordinated system of care
(b) (1) The State Board of Education, the Department of Mental Health, and the Department for Children and Families shall jointly adopt rules implementing the provisions of this chapter. Such rules shall: (A) provide guidelines for local interagency teams for development of procedures, with public participation, relating to: (i) referral, assessment, development, annual review, and revision of coordinated service plans, and time frames for these activities; (ii) fixing responsibility for case management; and (iii) notice to parents and guardians and other agencies; (B) protect the rights of children and adolescents and their parents and guardians concerning consent and confidentiality; and (C) ensure that matters unresolved after State interagency team review are subject to procedures for notice, hearing, and decisions of contested cases consistent with the provisions of 3 V.S.A. chapter 25. (2) Local interagency teams shall submit procedures developed in accordance with the rules adopted under subdivision (1)(A) of this subsection to the Advisory Board for review and comment. Thereafter, the proposed procedures shall be submitted to the Secretary and the Commissioners, who shall approve the procedures if all the elements specified in subdivision (1)(A) of this subsection are satisfied.