The Transition Clinical Practice Guideline was developed to facilitate the comprehensive planning, preparation, and transfer of youth with special health care needs to adult care services, ensuring youth engagement and attachment to primary care and adult services. The seven core recommendations for best practice have been developed with input from youth, families, and care providers. The guideline outlines the timing, preparation and planning, transfer requirements, roles and tasks that can be embedded into clinical care in the pediatric, community and adult settings (a shared care approach) to facilitate preparation, transfer and safe attachment in the adult system. The Guideline and tools may be used to meet Accreditation Requirements for the Transfer to Adult Care.
The Transition Clinical Practice Guideline recommendations can be integrated into practice, in part, by the use of standardized tools for youth, families, and health care providers (as outlined in the algorithm below - click to enlarge).