|(a) Social services in treatment plan. A hospital shall
provide social services to a patient in accordance with a treatment
plan developed in accordance with §568.61 of this subchapter
(relating to Inpatient Mental Health Treatment and Treatment Planning).
(b) Director of social services. A hospital shall have
a director of social services who directs, monitors, and evaluates
the social services provided.
(c) Qualifications of director of social services.
The director of social services shall:
(1) be a licensed master social worker; or
(2) be a licensed social worker who is enrolled in
a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education,
receiving eight hours per month of clinical consultation from a licensed
master social worker with three years of experience in the provision
of psychiatric social work, and summarizing, in writing, the content
of each consultation with the licensed master social worker including
clinical issues discussed and recommendations made by the licensed
master social worker regarding such issues.
(1) A licensed master social worker, licensed social
worker, licensed professional counselor, licensed psychologist, psychological
associate, or licensed marriage and family therapist shall conduct
a social services assessment of a patient.
(2) If a licensed social worker, licensed professional
counselor, licensed psychologist, psychological associate, or licensed
marriage and family therapist conducts the social services assessment,
the results of the assessment shall be signed by the licensed master
social worker evidencing approval of such results.