37.106.1709    MEDICAL DIRECTOR

(1) Each facility shall employ or contract with a medical director who shall:

(a) coordinate with and advise the staff of the facility on clinical matters;

(b) provide direction, consultation, and training regarding the facility programs and operations as needed;

(c) act as a liaison for the facility with community physicians, hospital staff, and other professionals and agencies with regard to psychiatric services; and

(d) ensure the quality of treatment and related services through participation in the facility quality assurance process.

(2) The facility physician, psychiatrist, or advanced practice registered nurse may also serve as the facility medical director.

History: 53-21-194, MCA; IMP, 53-21-194, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 1801, Eff. 10/16/09.