What must a treatment program require of its participants?
(1) All participants must attend consecutive, weekly group treatment sessions. A program may develop policies which allow excused absences to be made up with the program director's approval.
Exception: Another type of intervention may be approved for certain documented clinical reasons, such as psychosis or other conditions that make the individual not amenable to treatment in a group setting.
(2) The program must assign each participant to a home group and the participant must be required to attend the same scheduled group each week. The program's director must authorize any exceptions to this requirement and document the reason for the exception.
(3) Each participant must sign all releases of information required by the treatment program, including those specified in WAC 388-60-0145
(4) Each participant must sign a contract for services with the treatment program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150
. WSR 01-08-046, § 388-60-0075, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]