Current through Reg. 48, No. 66; April 5, 2022
Aftercare involves structured services provided to
individuals who have completed an episode of treatment in a component and who
are in need of continued observation and support to maintain recovery.
Aftercare services help families and prosocial support systems reinforce a
healthy living environment for individuals with substance use disorders.
Relapse prevention education and strategies are important in assisting the
individual to recognize triggers and warning signs of regression. Activities
include individual participation in daily functions that were adversely
affected by substance use impairments before treatment. The provider shall
offer services outside normal business hours to accommodate individuals in
treatment. In addition to rule
F.A.C., the following standards apply to aftercare.
(1) Eligibility. Individuals who have
successfully completed intensive inpatient treatment, residential treatment,
day or night treatment with community housing, day or night treatment,
intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, or medication-assisted
treatment for opioid addiction are eligible for aftercare services.
Services. 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 aftercare plan as follows:
(a) Counseling with a focus on relapse
prevention. Providers shall specify the type, frequency, and duration of
counseling services to be provided to individuals who are eligible for
aftercare. Special care shall be taken to ensure that the provider has flexible
hours in order to meet the needs of individuals.
(b) Aftercare Plan. An aftercare plan shall
be developed for each individual and the plan shall provide an outline of the
goals to be accomplished during aftercare including regular counseling sessions
and the need for ancillary services.
Monitoring Progress. Providers shall
monitor and document the progress of individuals involved in aftercare and
shall review and update the aftercare plan to determine the need for additional
services. Individuals shall be monitored with respect to attending
appointments, potential for relapse, and results of counseling sessions and
Providers shall refer individuals for other needed services
as specified in the aftercare plan. This shall include follow-up on all
Summary. A written discharge summary shall be completed for individuals who
complete services or who leave the provider prior to completion of services.
The discharge summary shall include the basis for the individual's discharge,
the individual's progress and setbacks during treatment, and recommendations
for further services.
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
Rulemaking Authority 397.321(5) FS. Law Implemented
397.311(26), 397.321, 397.4014, 397.410
New 5-25-00, Amended
4-3-03, 12-12-05, Amended by
Register Volume 45, Number 157, August 13, 2019 effective