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The Michigan Mental Health Code (MCL 330.1700(g) defines person-centered planning as "a process for planning and supporting the individual receiving services that builds upon the individual's capacity to engage in activities that promote community life and that honors the individual's preferences, choices, and abilities."  All person-centered plans should include the following five components:

  • Pre-planning occurs prior to the planning meeting.  
  • Independent Facilitation is offered (and explained) as an option.
  • Planning is strength based, focusing on the individual's dreams, wishes, and desires. 
  • Goals are documented in the individual's own words.  
  • Scope of services is explained in a clear and understandable manner.  

MDHHS Person-Centered Planning Policy

MDHHS PCP Training Video

For additional information on Person Centered Planning, contact LRE Customer Services at (800) 897-3301