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Clinical Policies


Integrated Crisis System

CL302

To provide GCBH with clearly defined
standards for the provision of crisis services; the oversight of crisis services; and the expected outcomes for  provision of crisis care and to ensure compliance with RCW 71.24, 71 .34, and 71 .05; WAC 182-538D, WAC 182-100, HCA Contracts and Washington State Medicaid Waiver.


Local Application Process for Children's Long-Term Inpatient Treatment (CLIP)

CL310

The purpose of this protocol is to delineate GCBH's policies and procedures for accessing CLIP facilities and to fulfill the Agreement between GCBH and the State Children's Long-term Inpatient Treatment Committee. In order to implement the agreement, GCBH has formed a GCBH CLIP Screening Committee.


Advanced Directive

CL311

To define requirements for communicating information regarding Mental Health Advance Directives and Medical Advance Directives, also known as Health Care Directive and/or Living Will.


Crisis Services

CL323

To provide GCBH Network Providers with clearly defined standards for the provision of access to and oversight of crisis services.


Care Coordination

CL327

Individuals enrolled in GCBH-funded services may present with complex behavioral and physical health needs which require coordination of services between contracted providers and other systems of care, including primary health care and Apple Health Plan MCOs or other healthcare plans, if applicable.  The need for coordination of care may occur at any time the Individual is receiving BH services.


Special Population Care Coordination

CL336

To establish standards for care coordination of special populations.


Involuntary Treatment Services

CL344

To assign responsibility for carrying out processes associated with detaining individuals for involuntary treatment.


Single Bed Certification

CL345

To clarify GCBH processes associated with a request for Single Bed Certification provisions established by WAC 182-538D-0526.


Level of Care Authorization

CL347

To define the criteria and processes for determining medical necessity for
mental health and substance use disorder services, for establishing an
appropriate Level of Care relative to that necessity, and for obtaining
authorization to provide that care.


Practice Guidelines

CL348

To ensure that GCBH and its Provider Network utilize Practice Guidelines and Evidence Based Practices to enhance the quality of care to individuals through the use of Clinical Concepts and treatment approaches that are based on those Guidelines and Practices.


Seclusion and Restraint

CL350

To prescribe Greater Columbia Behavioral Health's approach to the use of seclusion and restraint.


SABG Priority Populations and Waiting Lists

CL351

To specify how GCBH services are administered and prioritized for SABG priority populations. 


AEM Inpatient Psychiatric Admission Authorization

CL352

To clarify GCBH's processes associated with an Alien Emergency Medical (AEM) Inpatient Psychiatric Admission request established by WAC 182-507-0115.


No Bed Reporting

CL353

To clarify GCBH's processes associated with filing an Unavailable Detention Facilities, of No Bed, Report.