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WAC 388-877A-0155: Outpatient mental health services—Family therapy services

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 388 > Chapter 388-877A > Section 388-877A-0155



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WAC 388-877A-0155

Outpatient mental health services—Family therapy services.

Family therapy services are services provided for the direct benefit of an individual, with family members and/or other relevant persons in attendance. Interventions must identify and build competencies to strengthen family functioning in relationship to the individual's identified goals. The individual may or may not be present. An agency providing family therapy services must:
(1) Ensure the services are provided by:
(a) A mental health professional who has documented coursework, continuing education and/or training that specifically address family systems theories and techniques in family therapy; or
(b) A staff member under the supervision of a mental health professional. The staff member must have documented training in family therapy.
(2) With the individual's written consent, provide information and education about the individual's illness to family members or other relevant persons in order to assist the individual in managing the mental illness.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.02, 70.96A, 71.05, 71.24, 71.34, 74.50 RCW, RCW 74.08.090, 43.20A.890, and 42 C.F.R. Part 8. WSR 13-12-053, § 388-877A-0155, filed 5/31/13, effective 7/1/13.]