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(1) At a minimum, the quality management committee must monitor:

(a) services to critical populations including priority in the following order:

(i) pregnant injecting drug users;

(ii) pregnant substance abusers.

(b) injecting drug users and those individuals infected with the etiologic agent for AIDS;

(c) women with dependent children;

(d) clients receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI);

(e) homeless clients; and

(f) aging clients.

(2) Outcome evaluations shall include but not be limited to the following measures:

(a) abstinence and reduction of the use of alcohol and other drugs;

(b) decreased involvement with the criminal justice system;

(c) stable employment, school, or training;

(d) safe stable housing;

(e) social connectedness and supports;

(f) retention in treatment and early unplanned discharges;

(g) increased access to treatment services;

(h) clients perception of care;

(i) cost effectiveness of the program; and

(j) use of evidence-based practices.

(3) Programs must collect outcome data at:

(a) admission and discharge; and

(b) six months and one year after discharge.

(i) If unsuccessful in follow up for the six-month and one-year measurement, documentation must be provided as to reason for no follow up data.

History: 50-5-103, 53-24-208, MCA; IMP, 50-5-101, 50-5-103, 53-24-208, 76-2-411, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 2975, Eff. 12/24/10.

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