As used in Chapters 0940-05-39 through 0940-05-47 of these rules, unless the context indicates otherwise, terms have the following meaning:

(1) "Aftercare Plan/Aftercare Services" means services provided to the service recipient following successful completion of a treatment program to ensure sustained achievement of goals post-treatment including sobriety and successful transition to a recovery-oriented lifestyle in the community. Services are provided on an outpatient basis and may include individual counseling, group counseling, self-help group participation, and/or recovery support services. Services may be provided by the treatment program or through referral to another service provider. The services must be documented in an aftercare plan developed by a treatment staff person and the service recipient, and specifying the type of services, planned frequency of contact, number of contacts, referrals for services, and staff responsible for the plan.
(2) "Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse or Dependency" means disorders characterized by the continuous or episodic use of alcohol and/or other drugs resulting in maladaptive patterns of use as defined in currently accepted diagnostic nomenclature for abuse or dependency.
(3) "ASAM PPC" means the most current version of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria for matching service recipients to appropriate levels of care.
(4) "ASAM PPC Case Review" means documentation of the reasoning for admission, continued stay, step up/step down or discharge for a specific service recipient using the ASAM PPC.
(5) "ASI" means Addiction Severity Index, a standardized multi-focused screening/assessment tool used to collect information regarding the nature and severity of problems of substance abusers.
(6) "Detoxification" means a process of withdrawing a service recipient from a specific psychoactive substance in a safe and effective manner.
(7) "Qualified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Personnel" means persons who meet the criteria described in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) as follows:
(a) Currently meet one (1) of the following conditions:
1. Licensed or certified by the State of Tennessee as a physician, registered nurse, practical nurse, psychologist, psychological examiner, social worker, substance abuse counselor, teacher, professional counselor, associate counselor or marital and family therapist, or if there is no applicable licensure or certification by the State, has a bachelor's degree or above in a behavioral science or human development related area; or
2. Actively engaged in a recognized course of study or other formal process for meeting criteria of part (1) of subparagraph (a) above, and directly supervised by a staff person who meets criteria in part (1) of subparagraph (a) above, who is trained and qualified as described in subparagraph (b) and (c) below, and who has a minimum of two (2) years experience in his/her area of practice; and
(b) Are qualified by education and/or experience for the specific duties of their position; and
(c) Are trained in alcohol, tobacco and/or other drug abuse specific information or skills. (Examples of types of training include, but are not limited to, alcohol or other drug abuse specific in-services, workshops, substance abuse schools, academic coursework and internships, field placement or residences).


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-01-.16
New rule filed August 27, 2008; effective December 29, 2008.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-4-103, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-404, and Executive Order 44 (February 23, 2007).

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