Clinical Practice Guidelines define an expected standard of practice for behavioral health treatment services and must be effective in improving behavioral health treatment outcomes based on the following:
Recognized sources that develop or promote evidence-based clinical practice guidelines;
Valid and reliable clinical scientific evidence;
In the absence of scientific evidence, professional standards; or
In the absence of scientific evidence and professional standards, a consensus of Health Care Professionals in the particular field.
The guidelines must consider the needs of Individuals and support Individual and family involvement in care plans.
While Clinical Practice Guidelines provide general guidance, providers are encouraged to use their best clinical judgment and ensure treatment is in compliance with Washington Administrative Codes and Revised Codes of Washington when applying guidelines.
The Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health (Administrative Services Organization), SCRBH (ASO), has adopted the following clinical practice guidelines which were approved by the SCRBH (ASO) Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee on July 21, 2020:
Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)