N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-12.5 - Policies and procedures

(a) Outpatient substance use disorder treatment programs approved by DCN&L to provide outpatient detoxification shall establish policies and procedures which are consistent with the ASAM Criteria, the CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 19, 1995) publication "Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs," incorporated herein by reference (accessible to download from http://www.taadas.org/publications/prodimages/TIP%2019.pdf), and acceptable medical treatment practices within the disciplines providing client services for the following:
1. Medical assessment including physical examination;
2. Admission and exclusionary criteria;
3. Client consent/treatment agreement;
4. Drug specific detoxification protocols including, but not limited to, the following:
i. Withdrawal assessment instrument(s) used;
ii. Medications used to include purpose, frequency of administration and effectiveness; and
iii. Frequency of monitoring of vital signs to include pulse, respiration, blood pressure and temperature;
5. Alcohol and drug screening;
6. Staffing;
7. Hours of operation;
8. Emergencies;
9. Discharge criteria; and
10. Measuring treatment outcomes.
(b) The policies and procedures shall address each class of drugs (for example, alcohol, opiates, stimulants, depressants etc.) for which detoxification services are offered, and shall be developed with the involvement of the treatment team, including the medical director, advanced practice nurses or physician assistants if utilized, nursing staff, the facility's director of substance abuse counseling services and counseling staff.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-12.5
Amended by 48 N.J.R. 2791(a), effective 12/19/2016 Amended by 55 N.J.R. 2346(a), effective 11/20/2023

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