“Department" means the Wisconsin department of health services.
“Detoxification plan" means a planned procedure based on clinical findings for managing or monitoring withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs.
“Discharge planning" means planning and coordination of treatment and social services associated with the patient's discharge from treatment, including the preparation of a discharge summary as required under s. DHS 75.03 (17)
“DSPS" means the Wisconsin department of safety and professional services.
“DSM-IV" means the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
4th edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association.
“Drug detoxification treatment" means the dispensing of a narcotic drug in decreasing doses to a patient to alleviate adverse physiological or psychological effects incidental to the patient's withdrawal from continuous or sustained use of a narcotic drug and as a method of bringing the individual to a narcotic drug-free state.
“Dually diagnosed" means a patient diagnosed as having a substance use disorder listed in the DSM-IV that is accompanied by dependency, trauma or dementia and a diagnosed mental disorder.
“Early intervention" means activities that take place with high-risk individuals, families or populations with the goal of averting or interrupting the further progression of problems associated with substance use or abuse. These activities may include problem identification and resolution, referral for screening, specialized education, alternative activities development, social policy development, environmental change, training and development of risk reduction skills.
“Employee assistance program service" means an intervention service provided to employees by an employer for the purpose of identifying, motivating to seek help and referring for assistance those employees whose job performance is impaired or is at risk of impairment by personal problems, such as medical, family, marital, financial, legal, emotional and substance abuse or dependency problems.
“FDA" means the U.S. food and drug administration.
“First priority for services" means that an individual assessed as needing services will be referred immediately to available treatment resources and, in the event there is a waiting list for any treatment resource, the individual will be placed on the waiting list immediately before any person not entitled to first priority for services.
“Follow-up" means a process used by a treatment provider to periodically assess the referral process and rehabilitation progress of a patient who has completed treatment, has been discharged from treatment or has been referred for concurrent services.
“Group counseling" means the application of counseling techniques which involve interaction among members of a group consisting of at least 2 patients but not more than 16 patients with a minimum of one counselor for every 8 patients.
“Hospital services" means services typically provided only in a hospital as defined in s. 50.33 (2)
“Incapacitated person" means a person who, as a result of the use of or withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs, is unconscious or has his or her judgment otherwise so impaired that he or she is incapable of making a rational decision, as evidenced objectively by the service using
such indicators as extreme physical harm or threats of harm to himself or herself, to any other person or to property.
“Intake process" means the specific tasks necessary to admit a person to a substance abuse service, such as completion of admission forms, notification of patient rights, explanation of the general nature and goals of the service, review of policies and procedures of the service and orientation.
“Intensive supervision" means a program to promote public safety and reduce incarceration and recidivism related to substance abuse that includes all of the following:
Centralized screening, review, evaluation, and monitoring of offenders by caseworkers in coordination with law enforcement, the district attorney, the courts, or the department of corrections.
Community supervision of offenders from the time of arrest and formal charging through adjudication and compliance with court orders.
Coordination of an array of interventions for the offender while under community supervision. Interventions to be coordinated may include any of the following:
A corrective sanction program for juveniles under s. 938.533
, Stats., or an intensive supervision program for juveniles under s. 938.534
, Stats., a drug court, or other similar program.
“Intervention" means a process of interrupting an action or a behavior that is harmful to an individual. “Intervention" may be a formal substance abuse service under s. DHS 75.16
, or may be included in, but is not limited to, an educational program, an employee assistance program, an intoxicated driver assessment or driver safety plan program under ch. DHS 62
, screening procedures under s. DHS 75.03 (10)
, or consultation provided to non-substance abuse professionals.
“Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning, as determined and documented by the service, is substantially impaired as a result of the use of alcohol or other drugs.
“Level of care" means the intensity and frequency of services provided by a service under ss. DHS 75.06
. “Intensity of services" refers to both the degree of restrictiveness for a patient to participate and to the range of specific services expected, including the involvement of medical professionals in the delivery of care. “Frequency of service" refers to how often the service may be provided or is available to the patient.
“Licensed practical nurse" means a person who is licensed under s. 441.10
, Stats., as a licensed practical nurse.
“Maintenance treatment" means the dispensing of a narcotic drug in the treatment of an individual for dependence on heroin or another morphine-like drug.
“Medical director" means a physician knowledgeable in the practice of addiction medicine, certified in addiction medicine by the American society of addiction medicine or certified in addiction psychiatry by the American board of psychiatry and neurology, who is employed as the chief medical officer for a service.
DHS 75.02 Note
Note: A medical director of a certified service who is not certified in addiction medicine or in addiction psychiatry is encouraged to work toward and complete the requirements for certification in addiction medicine by the American society of addiction, or work toward and complete the requirements for certification by the American board of psychiatry and neurology in addiction psychiatry.
“Medical personnel" means a physician, a physician assistant, nurse practitioner or other health care personnel licensed to at least the level of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
“Medical screening" means the examination conducted by medical personnel of a person to ascertain eligibility for admission to a substance abuse treatment service and to assess the person's medical needs.
“Medical services" means services designed to address the medical needs of a patient, including a physical examination, evaluating, managing and monitoring health-related risks of withdrawal from alcohol and other substances, administration of medications and emergency medical care.
“Medical supervision" means regular coordination, direction and inspection by a physician of an individual's exercise of delegation to deliver medical services when the individual is not licensed to administer medical services.
“Medically directed" means the carrying out of standing orders under the supervision of a physician for delivering the medical aspects of a service, including review and consultation provided to treatment staff in regard to the admission, treatment, transfer and discharge of patients.
“Medically managed inpatient detoxification service" means a 24-hour per day observation and monitoring service, with nursing care, physician management and all of the resources of a general or specialty inpatient hospital.
“Medically managed inpatient treatment service" means a service provided in a general or specialty hospital with 24-hour per day nursing care, physician management and all the resources of a hospital approved under ch. DHS 124
“Medically managed services" means services provided or directly managed by a physician.
“Medically monitored residential detoxification service" means a 24-hour per day service in a residential setting providing detoxification service and monitoring, with care provided by a multi-disciplinary team of service personnel including 24-hour nursing care under the supervision of a physician.
“Medically monitored services" means services provided under the direction and supervision of a physician. The physician may or may not directly administer care to the patient.
“Medically monitored treatment service" means a community or hospital based, 24-hour treatment service which provides a minimum of 12 hours of counseling per patient per week, including observation, and monitoring provided by a multi-disciplinary staff under the supervision of a physician.
“Mental health professional" means an individual with training and supervised clinical experience in the field of mental health who is qualified under appendix B.
“Mental disorder" means a condition listed in DSM-IV.
“Narcotic dependent" means an individual who is physiologically and psychologically dependent on heroin or another morphine-like drug to prevent the onset of withdrawal symptoms.
“Narcotic treatment service for opiate addiction" means an organization that includes a physician who administers or dispenses a narcotic drug to a narcotic addict for treatment or detoxification treatment with a comprehensive range of medical and rehabilitation services and that is approved by the state methadone authority and the designated federal regulatory authority and registered with the U.S. drug enforcement administration to use a narcotic drug for treatment of narcotic addiction.
“Nurse practitioner" means a registered nurse licensed under ch. 441
, Stats., and certified by a national certifying body approved by the Wisconsin board of nursing to perform patient services under the supervision and direction of a physician.
“Outpatient treatment service" means a non-residential treatment service that provides a variety of evaluation, diagnostic, intervention, crisis and counseling services relating to substance abuse in order to ameliorate symptoms and restore effective functioning.
“Paraprofessional" means an individual hired on the basis of skills and knowledge to perform specific functions in connection with a substance abuse service, who is not licensed, credentialed or otherwise formally recognized as a medical services provider or a mental health professional.
“Patient" means an individual who has completed the screening, placement and intake process and is receiving substance abuse treatment services.
“Patient-identifying information" means the name, address, social security number, photograph or similar information by which the identity of a patient can be determined with reasonable accuracy and speed, either directly or by reference to other publicly available information.
“Patient and family education" means the provision of information to a patient and, as appropriate, to the patient's family, concerning the effects of use and abuse of alcohol or other substances, the dynamics of abuse and dependency and available services and resources.
“Patient satisfaction survey" means a written questionnaire to be completed by an individual who has participated in a substance abuse service to assess the individual's perception of the effectiveness of the service in meeting his or her needs.
“Physically accessible" means a facility that persons with functional limitations caused by impairments of sight, hearing, coordination, cognition
or perception, or persons with disabilities that cause them to be
semi-ambulatory or non-ambulatory may readily enter, leave and circulate within, and in which they can use public rest rooms and elevators.
“Physician" or “service physician" means a person licensed under ch. 448
, Stats., to practice medicine and surgery, who is certified in addiction medicine by the American society of addiction medicine, certified in addiction psychiatry by the American board of psychiatry and neurology or otherwise knowledgeable in the practice of addiction medicine.
DHS 75.02 Note
Note: A physician providing or supervising addiction treatment in a certified service who is not certified in addiction medicine or in addiction psychiatry is encouraged to work toward and complete the requirements for certification by the American society of addiction medicine in addiction medicine as an addiction specialist, or work toward and complete the requirements for certification by the American board of psychiatry and neurology in addiction psychiatry.
“Physician assistant" means a person licensed under s. 448.05 (5)
, Stats., to perform patient services under the supervision and direction of a physician.
“Placement criteria summary" means documentation that identifies the treatment service qualifying criteria and severity indicators applicable to a patient, and shall include the interviewer's comments, the patient's statement regarding willingness to accept the level of care placement recommendation, reasons for selecting an alternative level of care placement, if applicable, the name, address and phone number of the agency the patient is being referred to and signatures of the patient and the interviewer.
“Potentiation" means the increasing of potency and, in particular, the synergistic action of 2 drugs which produces an effect that is greater than the sum of the effect of each drug used alone.
“Prescription" means a written instruction for preparation and administration of a medication or for treatment that includes the date of the order, the name and address of the prescriber, the patient's name and address and the prescriber's signature.
“Prevention measures" means preventive interventions that use a combination of prevention strategies to affect 3 population groups, as follows:
Universal prevention measures are designed to affect a general population.
Selective prevention measures are designed to target sub-groups of the general population distinguished by age, gender, occupation, culture or other obvious characteristics whose members are at risk for developing substance abuse problems.
Indicated prevention measures are designed to affect persons who, upon substance abuse screening, are found to manifest a risk factor, condition or circumstance of daily living that identifies them individually as at risk for substance abuse and in need of supportive interventions.
“Prevention service" means an integrated combination of universal, selective and indicated measures that use a variety of strategies in order to prevent substance abuse and its effects.
“Prevention strategy" means activities targeted to a specific population or the larger community that are designed to be implemented before the onset of problems as a means to prevent substance abuse or its detrimental effects from occurring.
“Preventive intervention" means any strategy or action directed at a population or person not at the time suffering from any discomfort or disability due to the use of alcohol or another substance but identified as being at high risk to develop problems associated either with his or her own use of alcohol or other substances or another person's use of alcohol or other substance.
“Primary counselor" means a substance abuse counselor who is assigned by the service to develop and implement a patient's individualized treatment program and to evaluate the patient's progress in treatment.
“Referral" means the establishment of a link between a patient and another service by providing patient authorized documentation to the other service of the patient's needs and recommendations for treatment services, and includes follow-up within one week as to the disposition of the recommendations.
“Registered nurse" means a person who is licensed under ch. 441
, Stats., as a registered nurse.
“Relapse prevention" means services designed to support the recovery of the individual and to prevent recurrence of substance abuse.
“Residential intoxication monitoring service" means a service providing 24-hour per day observation by non-medical staff to monitor the resolution of alcohol or sedative intoxication and to monitor alcohol withdrawal.
“Service" means a structured delivery system, formerly called a program, for providing substance abuse prevention, intervention or treatment services.
“Staff development" means activities designed to improve staff competency and job performance which may include the following:
Orientation that includes learning activities that provide understanding of the contextual relationship of concepts, ideas and processes required for job performance.
Education that includes learning activities that provide cognitive information to build the knowledge base required for improving job performance.
Training that includes learning activities that develop knowledge, skills and attitudes aimed at changing behaviors to enhance or improve job performance.