Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.010 - Standards for Outpatient Treatment

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

In addition to rule 65D-30.004, F.A.C., the following standards apply to outpatient treatment.

(1) Outpatient treatment is provided on a nonresidential basis and is intended for individuals who meet the placement criteria for this component.
(2) Services. Outpatient services provide a therapeutic environment, which is designed to improve the functioning or prevent further deterioration of persons with substance use problems. These services are typically provided on a regularly scheduled basis by appointment, with special arrangements for emergency or crisis situations. Outpatient services may be provided individually or in a group setting. Each individual shall receive services each week. Clinical staff shall provide those services. Each provider shall be capable of providing or arranging for the services listed below. With the exception of counseling, it is not intended that all services listed be provided. For individuals participating under the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, or the Department of Management Services programs, services shall be provided according to the conditions of the contract with the provider and the respective department. Otherwise, services shall be provided in accordance with the needs of the individual as identified in the assessment and treatment plan, as follows:
(a) Individual counseling;
(b) Group counseling;
(c) Counseling with families or support system;
(d) Substance-related and recovery-focused education, such as strategies for avoiding substance use or relapse, health problems related to substance use, motivational enhancement and strategies for achieving a substance-free lifestyle; and
(e) Crisis intervention.
(3) Required Hours of Services. For outpatient treatment, each individual shall receive services each week in accordance with subsection 65D-30.010(1), F.A.C., including a minimum of one (1) counseling session. If fewer sessions are indicated, justification must be documented in the clinical record.
(4) Caseload. No full-time counselor shall have a caseload that exceeds 50 individuals.
(5) Hours of Operation. Providers shall post their hours of operation and this information shall be visible to the public. Inmate Substance Abuse Programs operated by or under contract with the Department of Corrections, Department of Management Services, Juvenile Justice Commitment Programs, and detention facilities operated by or under contract with the Department of Juvenile Justice are exempt from the requirements of this subsection but shall provide such services as required in the policies, standards, and contractual conditions established by the respective department.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.010

Rulemaking Authority 397.321(5) FS. Law Implemented 397.311(26), 397.321, 397.4014, 397.410 FS.

New 5-25-00, Amended 4-3-03, Amended by Florida Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective 8/29/2019.

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