(A) The purpose of this rule is to state the minimum requirements for a program to be certified by the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services as an alcohol and drug addiction services outpatient treatment program.
(B) The provisions of the rule are applicable to all alcohol and drug addiction outpatient treatment programs in Ohio subject to program certification in accordance with division (A) of section 3793.06 of the Revised Code, public or private, regardless whether they receive any public funds that originate and/or pass through the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services.
(1) This rule does not prohibit a program from operating an outpatient treatment program and a separate, distinct housing component at the same address if local zoning/building codes permit.
(2) This rule does not prohibit a program from operating an outpatient treatment program as part of a local jail.
(C) Each outpatient treatment program certified by the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services shall be organized and clinically managed to provide one or more of the following levels of care. All treatment programs that receive public funds shall use the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services' protocols for levels of care (youth and adult) for publicly-funded clients. For non-publicly-funded clients, the department's protocols for levels of care or other objective placement criteria shall be used.
(2) Intensive outpatient
(D) Alcohol and drug programming for outpatient levels of care does not include time for meals, unstructured, non-therapeutic activities and free time. Time spent while attending self-help groups, such as alcoholics anonymous or narcotics anonymous, shall not be included in the minimum daily programming required for outpatient levels of care.
(E) Each alcohol and drug addiction outpatient program certified by the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services shall, at a minimum, have available and provide the following alcohol and drug addiction treatment services in accordance with rule 3793:2-1-08 of the Administrative Code:
(2) Individual and or group counseling
(3) Crisis intervention
(4) Case management
(F) The program shall refer a client for a physical examination if indicated after a review of the client's medical history.
(G) An outpatient program that is certified by the Ohio department of alcohol and drug addiction services may provide ambulatory detoxification services that are supervised by a physician.