The purpose of BHS Practice Guidelines is to aid in the development and support of a standard of care that is guided by research and evidenced based practices. It is the policy of BHS to maintain a process to develop, adopt and implement Practice Guidelines in order to continuously improve care processes and thereby improve outcomes of care for beneficiaries.
Practice Guidelines shall meet the following requirements:
Be based on valid and reliable clinical evidence or a consensus of behavioral health care professionals in the applicable field.
Consider the needs of beneficiaries.
Are adopted in consultation with health care professionals.
Are reviewed and updated periodically as appropriate.
BHS will provide and/or coordinate the necessary training when implementing new and/or updating Practice Guidelines.
BHS County and County Contracted providers involved in the delivery of services in the Mental Health Plan (hereby referred to as Orange MHP) and Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) are to attend or complete the required training provided on Practice Guidelines and to utilize the most current Practice Guidelines as a model to guide service provision and professional practice.
Please click the links below for Practice Guidelines adopted and/or created by BHS.
In addition, please see our Policy & Procedure surrounding the development and implementation of Practice Guidelines.
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