(1) Peer support services are a wide range of scheduled activities to assist consumers in exercising control over their own lives and recovery process (e.g., promoting socialization, self advocacy, developing natural supports and maintenance of community living skills). Peer support services may include but are not limited to self-help support groups, telephone support lines, drop-in centers, and sharing of the peer counselor's own life experiences. Services must be limited to four hours per day per consumer.
(2) The community support service provider that is licensed to provide peer support services must assure that all general minimum standards for community support services are met.
(3) Services must be provided by a peer counselor who has been certified consistent with WAC 388-865-0107
and who discloses him/herself to be a consumer of mental health services.
(4) Services must be documented in the clinical record at least monthly, including objective progress toward goals established in the individual service plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.035 (5)(c), 71.24.037. 05-17-156, § 388-865-0453, filed 8/22/05, effective 9/22/05.]