Problem and pathological gambling services—General.
The rules in WAC 388-877C-0100 through 388-877C-0130
apply to behavioral health agencies that provide problem and pathological gambling services. The definitions in WAC 388-877-0200
also apply to problem and pathological gambling services. The department requires all agencies and providers affected by this rule to fully comply with the applicable requirements in chapter 388-877
WAC, chapter 388-877A
WAC, chapter 388-877B
WAC, and chapter 388-877C
WAC no later than September 1, 2013.
(1) Problem and pathological gambling treatment services provide treatment to an individual that includes diagnostic screening and assessment, and individual, group, couples, and family counseling and case management.
(2) An agency providing problem and pathological gambling treatment services must:
(a) Be licensed by the department as a behavioral health agency;
(b) Meet the applicable behavioral health agency licensure, certification, administration, personnel, and clinical requirements in chapter 388-877
WAC, Behavioral health services administrative requirements; and
(c) Have policies and procedures to support and implement the:
(i) General requirements in chapter 388-877
(ii) Program-specific requirements in WAC 388-877C-0100 through 388-877C-0130
(3) An agency must use the following to make diagnosis, admission, and discharge planning decisions:
(a) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DMS IV TR, 2000) as it existed on the effective date of this section; then
(b) DSM-5 as it exists when published and released in 2013, consistent with the purposes of this section. Information regarding the publication date and release of the DSM-5 is posted on the American Psychiatric Association's public website at www.DSM5.org.
(4) An agency must have an outline of each education session included in the service that is sufficient in detail for another trained staff person to deliver the session in the absence of the regular instructor.
(5) The agency must:
(a) Maintain a list or source of resources, including self-help groups, and referral options that can be used by staff to refer an individual to appropriate services.
(b) Limit the size of group counseling sessions to no more than twelve individuals.
(c) Maintain a written procedure for the response to medical and psychiatric emergencies.
(6) An agency must ensure that when offering off-site treatment:
(a) The agency maintains a current list of all locations where off-site services are provided including the name, address (except individual in-home services), primary purpose of the off-site location, level of services provided, and date the off-site services began at the off-site location.
(b) The agency maintains a written procedure of:
(i) How confidentiality will be maintained at each off-site location, including how confidential information and individual records will be transported between the certified facility and the off-site location.
(ii) How services will be offered in a manner that promotes individual and staff member safety.
(c) The agency is certified to provide the type of services offered at its main location.
(d) The problem and pathological gambling assessment and treatment services are not the primary purpose of the location where the individual is served, such as in a school, a hospital, or a correctional facility.
(e) Services are provided in a private, confidential setting within the off-site location.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.02
, 70.96A, 71.05, 71.24, 71.34, 74.50
RCW, RCW 74.08.090
, 43.20A.890, and 42 C.F.R. Part 8. WSR 13-12-053, § 388-877C-0100, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13.]