37.106.1487 HALFWAY HOUSE SINGLE GENDER RESIDENTIAL HOMES (ASAM LEVEL III.5 – HIGH INTENSITY)
(1) The community-based single gender residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders serve individuals who are in need of 24-hour supportive housing while undergoing on- or off-site treatment services for substance use disorder and life skills training for independent living. To be licensed to provide community-based single gender residential homes for individuals with substance use disorders ASAM Level III.5 high intensity treatment, a provider must meet the following:
(a) 24-hour staffing patterns or security patterns to afford sufficient security to assure the safety of residents, with the availability of 24-hour telephone consultation of a licensed clinician with competence in the treatment of substance dependence disorders. Staffing requirements may include but are not limited to:
(i) licensed addiction counselor (LAC);
(ii) individuals trained in managing co-occurring disorders;
(iii) case managers that have a minimum of two years of higher education or four or more years of related work experience and orientation to the facility's policies and procedures; and
(iv) rehabilitation aides that have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and orientation to the facilities policies and procedures.
(b) service requirements including but not limited to the following program policies must address:
(i) the delivery of ASAM Level III.5 treatment services either on- or off-site;
(ii) admission criteria indicating individuals appropriate for these settings;
(iii) how the treatment needs are identified and addressed;
(iv) how life skills training is provided as part of the daily living regimen and includes a curriculum to address independent living skills and vocational skills;
(v) how services are coordinated to meet special needs of this population such as legal services, medical care, and transportation; and
(vi) assurance for safe visitation.
History: 50-5-103, 53-24-208, MCA; IMP, 50-5-101, 50-5-103, 53-24-208, 53-24-209, 76-2-411, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 2975, Eff. 12/24/10.