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317:30-5-95.4. Individual plan of care for adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64)

Revised 9-14-20

(a) Before admission to a psychiatric unit of a general hospital or immediately after admission, the attending physician or staff physician must establish a written plan of care for each member aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64). The plan of care must include:

(1) Diagnoses, symptoms, complaints, and complications indicating the need for admission;

(2) A description of the functional level of the individual;

(3) Objectives;

(4) Any order for medication, treatments, restorative and rehabilitative services, activities, therapies, social services, diet, and special procedures recommended for the health and safety of the member;

(5) Plans for continuing care, including review and modification to the plan of care; and

(6) Plans for discharge.

(b) The attending or staff physician and other treatment team personnel involved in the member's care must review each plan of care at least every seven (7) days.

(c) All plans of care and plan of care reviews must be clearly identified as such in the member's medical records. All must be signed and dated by the physician, RN, LBHP or licensure candidate, member, and other treatment team members that provide individual, family, and group therapy in the required review interval. Licensure candidate signatures must be co-signed. All plans of care and plan of care reviews must be signed by the member upon completion, except when a member is too physically ill or his or her acuity level precludes him or her from signing. If the member has designated an advocate, the advocate's signature is also required on all plans of care and plan of care reviews. If the member was too physically ill or his or her acuity level precluded him or her from signing the plan of care and/or the plan of care review at the time of completion, the member must sign the plan when his or her condition improves, but before discharge.

(d) The plan of care must document appropriate member participation in the development and implementation of the treatment plan.

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