Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.012 - Standards for Intervention

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

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

(1) General Intervention. General Intervention includes a single session or multiple sessions of motivational discussion focused on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change. Intervention activities and strategies are used to prevent or impede the development or progression of substance use disorders. Intervention can be tailored for variance in population or setting and can be used as a stand-alone service for those at risk or individuals who meet Intervention Level of care, utilizing a validated tool used for service determination, as a vehicle for engaging those in need of more extensive level of care. Interventions include Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC) and Employee Assistance Programs. The following information shall apply to services as described in subsections 65D-30.012(1) and 65D-30.012(2), F.A.C.:
(a) Target Group, Outcomes, and Strategies. Providers shall have current information which:
1. Describes target groups or individuals to be served, including eligibility requirements;
2. Identifies specific clinical outcomes to be achieved; and
3. Describes strategies for these groups or individuals to access needed services.
(b) Services.
1. Supportive Counseling. In instances where supportive counseling is provided, the number of sessions or contacts shall be determined through the intervention plan. In instances where an intervention plan is not completed, all contacts with the individual shall be recorded in the clinical record.
2. Intervention Plan. For individuals involved in intervention services on a continuing basis, the plan shall be completed in accordance with rule 65D-30.0044, F.A.C. In instances where an intervention plan is not completed, all contacts with the individual shall be recorded in the clinical record. For Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities programs, the plan shall include requirements the individual is expected to fulfill and consequences should the individual fail to adhere to the prescribed plan, including provisions for reporting information regarding the individual to the criminal or juvenile justice system or other referral source. Employee Assistance Programs are exempt from the requirement to develop intervention plans.
3. Referral. If during the course of treatment the individual is assessed and determined to need additional services, the provider must have the capability of referring individuals to those services within 48 hours, or immediately in the case of an emergency.
4. Referral. TASC providers shall refer individuals to health care providers or self-help organizations within the court's or criminal justice authority's area of jurisdiction.
(2) Requirements for Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC). In addition to the requirements in subsection 65D-30.012(1), F.A.C., the following requirements apply to Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities.
(a) Eligibility. TASC providers shall establish eligibility standards requiring that individuals considered for intake shall be at-risk for criminal involvement, substance use, or have been arrested or convicted of a crime, or referred by the criminal or juvenile justice system.
(b) Services.
1. Court Liaison. Providers shall establish liaison activities with the court that shall specify procedures for the release of prospective individuals from custody by the criminal or juvenile justice system for referral to a provider. Special care shall be taken to ensure that the provider has flexible operating hours in order to meet the needs of the criminal and juvenile justice systems. This may require operating nights and weekends and in a mobile or an in-home environment.
2. Monitoring. Providers shall monitor and report the progress of each individual according to the consent agreement with the individual. Reports of individual progress shall be provided to the criminal or juvenile justice system or other referral source as required, and in accordance with sections 397.501(1)-(10), F.S.
3. Intervention Plan. The intervention plan shall include additional information regarding individuals involved in a TASC program. The plan shall be signed and dated by both parties.
4. Referral. Providers shall refer individuals to publicly funded providers within the court's or criminal justice authority's area of jurisdiction, and shall establish written referral agreements with other providers.
5. Discharge/Transfer or Termination Notification. Providers shall report any pending discharge/transfer or termination of an individual to the criminal justice or juvenile justice authority, child welfare authority, or other referral source.
(3) Requirements for Employee Assistance Programs. In addition to the requirements in subsection 65D-30.012(1), F.A.C., the following requirements apply to Employee Assistance Programs.
(a) Consultation and Technical Assistance. Consultation and technical assistance shall be provided by Employee Assistance Programs which includes the following:
1. Policy and procedure formulation and implementation,
2. Training and orientation programs for management, labor union representatives, employees, and families of employees; and,
3. Linkage to community services.
(b) Employee Services. Employee Assistance Programs shall provide services which include linking the individual to a provider, motivating the individual to accept assistance, and assessing the service needs of the individual. The principal services include:
1. Supportive counseling to motivate individuals toward recovery; and,
2. Monitoring.
(c) Resource Directory. Providers shall maintain or have access to a current directory of substance-related, mental health, and ancillary services. This shall include information on Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, recovery support programs, public assistance services, and health care services.
(4) Requirements for Case Management. In addition to the requirements in subsection 65D-30.012(1), F.A.C., the following requirements apply to case management in instances where case management is provided as a licensable sub-component of intervention services.
(a) Case Managers. Providers shall identify an individual or individuals responsible for carrying out case management services.
(b) Priority Individuals. Individuals with a need for service priority shall include persons who have multiple problems and needs, and require multiple services or resources to meet those needs.
(c) Case Management Requirements. Case management shall include the following:
1. On-going assessment and monitoring of the individual's condition and progress;
2. Linkage to services as dictated by individual needs;
3. Follow-up on all referrals for other services; and
4. Advocacy on behalf of individuals served.
(d) Contacts. Each case manager shall meet face-to-face with each individual at least monthly unless otherwise justified in the clinical record.


Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 65D-30.012

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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