(1) A specialty mental health facility must:

(a) Provide an individually planned regimen of 24-hour evaluation, care, and treatment for each patient with mental health conditions associated with the addiction that the regimen is designed to treat, prepared and delivered by mental health professionals, pursuant to a defined set of written policies and procedures;

(b) Have permanent facilities that include, at least, inpatient beds;

(c) Utilize a multi-disciplinary mental health staff appropriate and sufficient to care for patients whose emotional/behavioral problems are severe enough to require specialty mental health treatment services as determined through individual psychiatric evaluations and detailed admission criteria; and

(d) Provide 24-hour staff observation to patients, and have medical and/or mental health monitoring and treatment available to them by qualified professionals on a 24-hour basis;

(2) If medical monitoring and treatment is necessary for a patient on a continuous basis, then that individual must be transferred to an appropriate inpatient facility immediately.

History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 1991 MAR p. 2454, Eff. 12/13/91; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185.