(1) Has a diagnosis of a mental disorder or a substance use disorder.
(2) Has a functional impairment that interferes with or limits one or more major life activities and results in needs for services that are described as ongoing, comprehensive and either high-intensity or low-intensity. Determination of a qualifying functional impairment is dependent upon whether the applicant meets one of the following descriptions:
(a) ‘Group 1'. Persons in this group include children and adults in need of ongoing, high-intensity, comprehensive services who have diagnoses of a major mental disorder or substance-use disorder, and substantial needs for psychiatric, substance abuse, or addiction treatment.
(b) ‘Group 2'. Persons in this group include children and adults in need of ongoing, low-intensity comprehensive services who have a diagnosed mental or substance-use disorder. These individuals generally function in a fairly independent and stable manner but may occasionally experience acute psychiatric crises.
Note: Appropriate identification of mental health or substance-use related problems for this group is critical, especially because they are often first seen in non-mental health or substance-use treatment settings, e.g., primary care sector, school system, law enforcement, child welfare, aging services, domestic violence shelters, etc.