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55 Pa. Code § 5200.52. Treatment planning.

§ 5200.52. Treatment planning.

 (a)  Treatment planning shall be completed in accordance with §  5200.31 (relating to treatment planning) and shall include all of the following:

   (1)  Services to be provided.

   (2)  Treatment goals.

   (3)  Duration of service.

   (4)  Supports and interventions necessary to alleviate barriers to receiving services at a psychiatric outpatient clinic.

   (5)  Identification of the professional providing each service.

   (6)  Location of service provision.

 (b)  A MMHT services provider shall complete an assessment as required by §  5200.31(a) prior to developing the treatment plan. In addition, the following shall apply:

   (1)  The assessment shall include documentation of the disabling effects of a mental or physical illness that impedes or precludes the individual’s ability to participate in services at the psychiatric outpatient clinic.

   (2)  The assessment shall be completed by a psychiatrist, mental health professional, or an advanced practice professional trained and qualified to provide services at a psychiatric outpatient clinic.

 (c)  Treatment plans shall be updated at a minimum every 180 days.


   The provisions of this §  5200.52 adopted under sections 201(2) and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2) and 1021); sections 105 and 112 of the Mental Health Procedures Act (50 P.S. § §  7105 and 7112); section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)); and section 4 of the Outpatient Psychiatric Oversight Act (Act of May 31, 2018) (P.L. 123, No. 25).


   The provisions of this §  5200.52 adopted October 11, 2019, effective October 12, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 5943.

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