Policy Manual


Use of Therapeutic Modalities and Behavior Modification Interventions Policy      

Type: Policy                 Category: Clinical                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: COA General Standards G9.2.05, G9.2.07

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  1-1-2004  Board    12-18-2003
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
3.MEP.53 Authorized Clinical Services Procedure Procedure

Policy:  Community Care supports the use of therapeutic modalities and/or behavior modification interventions that are commonly accepted by the governing boards of psychology, social work, psychiatry, and other mental health practitioner licensing boards. Community Care does not support the use of therapeutic modalities, or treatment techniques/approaches that involve the use of coercive/aversive treatment practices, e.g.. involuntary holding, aversive stimulants, or prolonged isolation. Any use of therapeutics modalities or behavior modification/treatment interventions being considered for use at Community Care must be approved by the Medical Director. Community Care has a procedure for seeking approval for non-traditional interventions that includes seeking Medical Director approval.