(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.