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A license holder specializing in the treatment of a person with co-occurring disorders must:

(1) demonstrate that staff levels are appropriate for treating a client with a co-occurring disorder, and that there are adequate staff members with mental health training;

(2) have continuing access to a medical provider with appropriate expertise in prescribing psychotropic medication;

(3) have a mental health professional available for staff member supervision and consultation;

(4) determine group size, structure, and content considering the special needs of a client with a co-occurring disorder;

(5) have documentation of active interventions to stabilize mental health symptoms present in the individual treatment plans and progress notes;

(6) have continuing documentation of collaboration with continuing care mental health providers, and involvement of the providers in treatment planning meetings;

(7) have available program materials adapted to a client with a mental health problem;

(8) have policies that provide flexibility for a client who may lapse in treatment or may have difficulty adhering to established treatment rules as a result of a mental illness, with the goal of helping a client successfully complete treatment; and

(9) have individual psychotherapy and case management available during treatment service.

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