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55 Pa. Code § 5200.44. Quality assurance program.

§ 5200.44. Quality assurance program.

 All psychiatric outpatient clinics shall have a utilization review and clinical audit process designed to ensure that the most appropriate treatment is delivered to the individual receiving services and that treatment is indicated. Psychiatric outpatient clinics that provide MMHT services shall include MMHT services in the Quality Assurance plan. The Quality Assurance plan shall include the following:

   (1)  Process for the annual review of the quality, timeliness and appropriateness of the services provided, including feedback on satisfaction with services from individuals receiving services.

   (2)  Identification of the type of review and the methodology for the review.

   (3)  Documentation of the findings of the annual review.

   (4)  Utilization of the annual review findings to improve psychiatric outpatient clinic services.


   The provisions of this §  5200.44 amended under section 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. §  1021); sections 105 and 112 of the Mental Health Procedures Act (50 P.S. § §  7105 and 7112); and section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)).


   The provisions of this §  5200.44 amended October 11, 2019, effective October 12, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 5943. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (367825).

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