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Client—case management plan indicator, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCase management plan indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270379
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006
Definition:Help on this termWhether or not a current (at the time of recording) case management plan has been developed for the client, implemented and/or agreed to by the client, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Client—case management plan indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0Not applicable
1Plan developed
2Plan agreed to by client or advocate
3Plan implemented
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 0     Not applicable

Case management plans may not be appropriate for all clients, for example, where a client receives supported accommodation for a 24-hour period or less.

CODE 1     Plan developed

The case management plan does not necessarily need to be in operation to record yes; it is whether one has been developed and there is an intention to carry it out.

CODE 2     Plan agreed to by client or advocate

The client or their advocate (such as a parent or partner) agrees to the implementation of the plan. The plan does not need to be implemented to record this code. In many cases of statutory intervention, whilst desirable, client agreement is not essential.

CODE 3     Plan implemented

Some part of the plan must be implemented. That is, the plan must be in operation at the time of recording.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termMultiple responses may be recorded for Codes 1, 2 and 3. If a plan is implemented (Code 3 Plan implemented), then of necessity it must also have been developed (Code 1 Plan developed). Code 0 Not applicable, and Code 9 Not stated/inadequately described, can only be recorded individually though.
Collection methods:Help on this term

This metadata item would be collected either at an initial assessment or subsequent reassessment of a person(s).

Due to the variety across community services as to what constitutes a case management plan, and whether it is considered to be developed, agreed to and implemented, it is up to individual collections to further clearly specify these aspects when collecting data for their individual purposes.

Individual collections may also have certain quality issues regarding case management plans that may be as important as whether or not one has been developed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)

National Data Collection Agency

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this termSAAP National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Case management plan indicator, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.5 KB)

Has been superseded by Client—case management plan indicator, yes/no code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

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