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Authorization for Treatment: Counseling and Psychological Services

Policy
Purpose: 

To describe the requirements for treatment authorization

Applies to: 

All eligible KU students who receive services at CAPS

Campus: 
Lawrence
Edwards
Parsons
Juniper Gardens
Yoder
Medical Center, Kansas City
Wichita
Salina
Topeka
Policy Statement: 

In order to offer mental health services, CAPS requires authorization for treatment. An eligible student may authorize treatment if the student is at least 18 years old. If an eligible student is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian’s authorization is required for services beyond the initial visit.

Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 

None

Consequences: 

Referral to another treatment provider

Contact: 

Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
University of Kansas
1200 Schwegler Drive, Room 2100
Lawrence, KS 66045
785.864.2277

Approved by: 
Michael Lynch Maestas, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Approved on: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Effective on: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
authorization; treatment
Review, Approval & Change History: 

07/13/2016: Updated to remove gendered pronouns.

04.07.2008: Approved by Michael Lynch Maestas, Ph.D.; reviewed policy

Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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