|(a) Screening training. As required by Texas Health
and Safety Code §572.0025(e), an SMHF or facility with a CPB
staff member whose responsibilities include conducting a screening
described in Division 3 of this subchapter (relating to Admission
to a State Mental Health Facility or Facility with a Contracted Psychiatric
Bed--Provider Responsibilities) must receive at least eight hours
of training in the SMHF's or facility with a CPB's screening.
(1) The screening training must provide instruction
(A) obtaining relevant information about the individual,
including information about finances, third-party coverage or insurance
benefits, and advance directives;
(B) explaining, orally and in writing, the individual's
rights described in 25 TAC Chapter 404, Subchapter E (relating to
Rights of Persons Receiving Mental Health Services);
(C) explaining, orally and in writing, the SMHF's or
facility with a CPB's services and treatment as they relate to the
(D) explaining, orally and in writing, the existence,
purpose, telephone number, and address of the protection and advocacy
system established in Texas, pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code §576.008;
(E) determining whether an individual comprehends the
information provided in accordance with subparagraphs (B) - (D) of
(2) Up to six hours of the following training may count
toward the screening training required by this subsection:
(A) 25 TAC §417.515 (relating to Staff Training
in Identifying, Reporting, and Preventing Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation);
(B) 25 TAC §404.165 (relating to Staff Training
in Rights of Persons Receiving Mental Health Services).
(b) Intake assessment training. As required by Texas
Health and Safety Code §572.0025(e), if an SMHF or facility with
a CPB's internal policy permits an assessment professional to determine
whether a physician should conduct an examination on an individual
requesting voluntary admission, the assessment professional must receive
at least eight hours of training in conducting an intake assessment
pursuant to this subchapter.
(1) The intake assessment training must provide instruction
regarding assessing and diagnosing in accordance with §301.353
of this title (relating to Provider Responsibilities for Treatment
Planning and Service Authorization).
(2) An assessment professional must receive intake
(A) before conducting an intake assessment; and
(B) annually throughout the professional's employment
or association with the SMHF or facility with a CPB.
(c) Documentation of training. An SMHF or facility
with a CPB must document that each staff member and each assessment
professional whose responsibilities include conducting the screening
or intake assessment have successfully completed the training described
in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, including:
(1) the date of the training;
(2) the length of the training session; and
(3) the name of the instructor.
(d) Performance in accordance with training. Each staff
member and each assessment professional whose responsibilities include
conducting the screening or intake assessment must perform the assessments
in accordance with the training required by this section.