Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.0049 - Voluntary and Involuntary Placement

Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022

(1) Voluntary and Involuntary Placement Under chapter 397, F.S., parts IV and V.
(a) Eligibility Determination.
1. Voluntary Placement. To be considered eligible for treatment on a voluntary basis, an applicant for services must meet diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders utilizing a validated tool used for service determination.
2. Involuntary Placement. To be considered eligible for services on an involuntary basis, a person must meet the criteria for involuntary placement as specified in section 397.675, F.S.
(b) Provider Responsibilities Regarding Involuntary Placement.
1. Persons who are involuntarily placed shall be served only by licensed service providers as defined in subsection 397.311(25), F.S., and only in those components permitted to admit individuals on an involuntary basis.
2. Providers which accept involuntary referrals must provide a description of the eligibility and diagnostic criteria and the placement process to be followed for each of the involuntary placement procedures described under sections 397.677, 397.679, 397.6798, 397.6811, and 397.693, F.S.
3. Individuals shall be referred to more appropriate services if the provider determines that the person should not be placed or should be discharged. Such referral shall follow the requirements found in paragraphs 397.6751(2)(a), (b), (c) and (3)(a), (b), F.S. The decision to refuse to admit or to discharge shall be made by a qualified professional. Any attempts to contact the referral source must be made in accordance with Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2.
4. In cases in which the court ordering involuntary treatment includes a requirement in the court order for notification of proposed release, the provider must notify the original referral source in writing. Such notification shall comply with legally defined conditions and timeframes and conform to confidentiality regulations found in Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2, and subsection 397.501(7), F.S.
(c) Assessment Standards for Involuntary Treatment Proceedings. Providers that make assessments available to the court regarding hearings for involuntary treatment must define the process used to complete the assessment. This includes specifying the protocol to be utilized, the format and content of the report to the court, and the internal procedures used to ensure that assessments are completed and submitted within legally specified timeframes. For persons assessed under an involuntary order, the provider shall address the means by which the physician's review and signature for involuntary assessment and stabilization and the signature of a qualified professional for involuntary assessments only, will be secured. This includes the process that will be used to notify affected parties stipulated in the petition.
(d) Provider Initiated Involuntary Admission Petitions. Providers are authorized to initiate petitions under the involuntary assessment and stabilization and involuntary treatment provisions when that provider has direct knowledge of the respondent's substance use disorder or when an extension of the involuntary admission period is needed. Providers shall specify the circumstances under which a petition will be initiated and the means by which petitions will be drafted, presented to the court, and monitored through the process. This shall be in accordance with Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2. The forms to be utilized and the methods to be employed to ensure adherence to legal timeframes shall be included in the procedures.
(2) For persons with a co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, providers shall develop and implement operating procedures for serving or arranging for services.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.0049

Rulemaking Authority 397.321(5) FS. Law Implemented 397.321, 397.501, 397.601, 397.675, 397.6751 FS.

Adopted by Florida Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective 8/29/2019.

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