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(1) At least annually the comprehensive functional assessment of each client must be reviewed by the interdisciplinary team for relevancy and updated as needed, and the individual treatment plan must be revised, as appropriate, repeating the process set forth in ARM 37.106.2133(3) .

(2) The individual treatment plan for each client must be reviewed by the interdisciplinary team every 90 days and whenever there is a significant change in the client's condition. The individual treatment plan must be revised, as appropriate.

(3) The facility must designate and use a specially constituted committee or committees consisting of members of facility staff, legal guardians, clients (as appropriate) , qualified persons who have either experience or training in contemporary practices to change inappropriate client behavior, and persons with no ownership or controlling interest in the facility to:

(a) review, approve, and monitor individual treatments designed to manage inappropriate behavior and other treatments that, in the opinion of the committee, involve risks to client protection and rights;

(b) ensure that these treatments are conducted only after the client or legal guardian has been informed; and

(c) review, monitor and make suggestions to the facility about its practices and programs as they relate to:

(i) drug usage;

(ii) physical restraints;

(iii) time out rooms;

(iv) application of painful or noxious stimuli;

(v) control of inappropriate behavior;

(vi) protection of client rights and funds; and

(vii) any other area that the committee believes needs to be addressed.

History: Sec. 50-5-103 and 50-5-238, MCA; IMP, Sec. 53-5-103, 50-5-201 and 50-5-238, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 1322, Eff. 7/1/03.

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