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Adult Mental Health – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Technical Assistance Resources
What is ACT?
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive, comprehensive, non-residential rehabilitative mental health service that uses a team approach. Services are consistent with Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, except that ACT services are (a) provided by multidisciplinary, qualified staff who have the capacity to provide most mental health services necessary to meet the person’s needs, using a total team approach; (b) directed to persons with a serious mental illness who require intensive services; and (c) offered on a time-unlimited basis and available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
What services are available?
Who is eligible for this service?
Current approved ACT Teams in Minnesota (PDF) 3 pages.
Mental Health Information System (MHIS) Materials - Reporting through the Mental Health Information System (MHIS) is required of all Assertive Community Treatment providers. The MHIS reporting instructions and materials are located on the Adult Mental Health Technical Assistance page. The web-based Mental Health Information System (MHIS) started July 1, 2012.
How can I get more information?
ACT Policy Lead, 651-431-2225
Minnesota ACT Standards (PDF) (Revised 1/19/10) 10 pages
ACT Fidelity Scale (PDF) 6 pages
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