Clinical Governing Principles

​​​​Cardinal Innovations bases its clinical design on governing principles important to the entire system of care:

 Principles for the entire clinical system include the following:

 Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MH/SA) specific principles include the following:

 Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) specific principles include the following:

  • Community Integration: Services are intended to facilitate each member's ability to live and work in the most integrated setting desired.
  • Quality of Life and Self-Determination: Services should facilitate opportunities for members to maximize self-determination, self- advocacy and self-sufficiency.
  • Person Centeredness​​​: Services will be tailored according to the perspectives and preferences of the member.
  • Safety and Wellbeing: Services will balance the "dignity of risk" with safety and wellbeing for each member.​