LOC Emergency Requests
When a LOC is needed immediately, the DCBS worker my request that the case be declared an "emergency"
by the DCBS Central Office (SOP 7E.1.9A). However, this should be a rare occurrence.
An emergency LOC may be obtained when a LOC is needed immediately for a placement.
- The DCBS worker requests the "emergency" designation from the DCBS Central Office
(502-564-2147 or 564-6852). CRP cannot accept emergency LOC requests directly from DCBS workers
without Central Office approval.
- Once CRP receives the emergency request from Central Office and all materials have been received
from the DCBS worker, CRP will assign a LOC within 24 hours and will fax the LOC to the
requesting DCBS worker.
- The same initial LOC packet, with the exception of the CBCL,
is required for an emergency LOC. The packet may be faxed or mailed to CRP.
- Once the LOC has been assigned as a result of an emergency, DCBS staff must complete a
DPP-114 and enter the LOC into TWIST (SOP 7E.1.9 (c)).