340:100-15-8. Joint disposition for persons who have mental retardation or related conditions and mental illness
For individuals with both mental retardation or related conditions and mental illness, individuals with dual diagnoses, a joint disposition is required from the Mental Retardation and Mental Illness Authorities. The Mental Illness Authority is administered through the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This disposition is based on independent assessment information from both authorities. The disposition determines which authority assumes responsibility for serving the individual or if the individual will be served by both.