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WAC 246-341-0740

Outpatient servicesLevel two intensive outpatient substance use disorder services.

ASAM level two intensive outpatient substance use disorder services provide a concentrated program of individual and group counseling, education, and activities, in accordance with ASAM criteria.
(1) An agency certified to provide level two intensive outpatient treatment services must meet the behavioral health agency licensure, certification, administration, personnel, and clinical requirements in WAC 246-341-0300 through 246-341-0650.
(2) An agency providing level two intensive outpatient treatment services for deferred prosecution must:
(a) Ensure that individuals admitted under a deferred prosecution order receive services that meet the requirements of RCW 10.05.150, including, that the individual receives a minimum of seventy-two hours of treatment services within a maximum of twelve weeks, which consist of the following during the first four weeks of treatment:
(i) At least three sessions each week, with each session occurring on separate days of the week;
(ii) Group sessions that must last at least one hour; and
(iii) Attendance at self-help groups in addition to the seventy-two hours of treatment services.
(b) There must be approval, in writing, by the court having jurisdiction in the case, when there is any exception to the requirements in this subsection; and
(c) The agency must refer for ongoing treatment or support upon completion of intensive outpatient treatment, as necessary.
(3) An agency certified to provide level two intensive outpatient substance use disorder services must ensure both of the following:
(a) Group therapy services are provided with a staff ratio of one staff member for every sixteen individuals; and
(b) A group counseling session with twelve to sixteen youths includes a second staff member.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0740, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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