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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 3LIFE, ACCIDENT, AND HEALTH INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES
SUBCHAPTER HHSTANDARDS FOR REASONABLE COST CONTROL AND UTILIZATION REVIEW FOR CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY TREATMENT CENTERS
RULE §3.8030Recommended Length of Stay for Outpatient Detoxification Treatment Service

The recommended stay period for outpatient treatment services is from 5 to 10 days, with the understanding of the individual's dependency on high doses of sedative hypnotics or has been taking high doses of opiate medications or if individual is pregnant, may require longer than 10 days of outpatient detoxification based on the decision of the treating physician and based on the admission criteria for outpatient detoxification treatment services in §3.8027 of this title (relating to Admission Criteria for Outpatient Detoxification Treatment Services) with utilization review points, based on continued stay criteria in §3.8028 of this title (relating to Continued Stay Criteria for Outpatient Detoxification Treatment Service), and recommended treatment periods depending on the condition of the patient, accompanied by the commencement of appropriate utilization review and discharge planning at the time of admission.


Source Note: The provisions of this §3.8030 adopted to be effective February 14, 1999, 24 TexReg 713

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