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PDFWAC 246-341-1100

Withdrawal management services.

Substance use disorder withdrawal management services are provided to a voluntary individual to assist in the process of withdrawal from psychoactive substances in a safe and effective manner.
(1) An agency must:
(a) Ensure the individual receives a substance use disorder screening before admission;
(b) Provide counseling to each individual that addresses the individual's:
(i) Substance use disorder and motivation; and
(ii) Continuing care needs and need for referral to other services.
(c) Maintain a list of resources and referral options that can be used by staff members to refer an individual to appropriate services; and
(d) Post any rules and responsibilities for individuals receiving treatment, including information on potential use of increased motivation interventions or sanctions, in a public place in the facility.
(2) Ensure that each staff member providing withdrawal management services to an individual, with the exception of substance use disorder professionals, substance use disorder professional trainees, physicians, physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, or person with a co-occurring disorder specialist enhancement, completes a minimum of forty hours of documented training before being assigned individual care duties. This personnel training must include the following topics:
(a) Substance use disorders;
(b) Infectious diseases, to include hepatitis and tuberculosis (TB); and
(c) Withdrawal screening, admission, and signs of trauma.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-1100, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21. Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-1100, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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