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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 451PEER ASSISTANCE
RULE §451.111Referrals to Assessment/Treatment Resources

(a) Neither the peer assistance program nor any individual associated with it shall accept compensation for referrals. Compensation includes:

  (1) pay;

  (2) anything of value; and

  (3) any other form of benefit or consideration.

(b) If the peer assistance program has a relationship with a licensed treatment facility that involves ownership, operation, management and/or control, then the program must comply with the requirements of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 2, §164.007 and §164.008 regarding referrals for treatment.

(c) If the peer assistance program is not subject to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 2, §164.007 and §164.008, the program must:

  (1) implement an objective process for selecting assessment and treatment resources to be provided as referrals to participants; and

  (2) maintain documentation including:

    (A) the method for establishing selection criteria;

    (B) the relevance of the criteria to the services to be provided;

    (C) the process used to apply the criteria to potential resources; and

    (D) the justification for the selection of those assessment and treatment resources chosen.


Source Note: The provisions of this §451.111 adopted to be effective June 21, 1998, 23 TexReg 6246; transferred effective September 1, 2004, as published in the Texas Register September 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 8842

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