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9533.0180 STANDARDS FOR PROPOSED ADDITIONAL SCREENING TOOLS.

Subpart 1.

Consideration by commissioner.

On a semiannual basis, the commissioner must consider for potential approval any additional screening tools proposed. The commissioner shall consider screening tools for approval based on the criteria in subparts 2 and 3.

Subp. 2.

Required characteristics.

The screening tool must:

A.

have a reading level compatible with the population being screened;

B.

be easily administered and scored by a nonclinician;

C.

be tested in the general population and at the national level;

D.

have demonstrated adequate reliability and validity;

E.

have a minimum documented statistical sensitivity of .70 and overall specificity of .70; and

F.

predict a range of diagnosable mental health conditions, or the likelihood of substance use disorders.

Subp. 3.

Preferred characteristics.

The commissioner must also evaluate the proposed tool according to whether it meets preferred characteristics. A tool receives a more favorable evaluation when it:

A.

is concise, typically taking roughly ten minutes to complete or, for each rating scale, contains ten or fewer items;

B.

has been widely used for adults and adolescents;

C.

is available for use in a format that can be used either as part of an interview or through self-report;

D.

is validated for more than one cultural background;

E.

is validated for linguistic strength; or

F.

is recognized by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 245.4863

History:

38 SR 523

Published Electronically:

November 12, 2013