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PDFWAC 246-341-0752

Outpatient servicesSubstance use disorder information and assistanceScreening and brief intervention.

Screening and brief intervention services are a combination of information and assistance services designed to screen an individual for risk factors that appear to be related to substance use disorders, provide interventions, and make appropriate referral as needed. These services may be provided in a wide variety of settings. In addition to meeting requirements for substance use disorder information and assistance services in WAC 246-341-0744, an agency providing screening and brief intervention services must:
(1) Ensure services are provided by a chemical dependency professional (CDP), a chemical dependency professional trainee (CDPT) under the supervision of a CDP, or another appropriately credentialed staff member;
(2) Ensure each staff member completes forty hours of training that covers the following areas before assigning the staff member unsupervised duties:
(a) Substance use disorder screening and brief intervention techniques;
(b) Motivational interviewing; and
(c) Referral.
(3) Maintain a current list of local resources for legal, employment, education, interpreter, and social and health services; and
(4) Ensure each individual's record contains:
(a) A copy of a referral;
(b) Demographic information;
(c) Documentation the individual was informed and received a copy of the requirements under 42 C.F.R. Part 2;
(d) Documentation the individual received a copy of the counselor disclosure information;
(e) Documentation the individual received a copy of the individual rights;
(f) Authorization for the release of information; and
(g) A copy of screening documents, including outcome and referrals.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0752, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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