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Policies and Notices

00 - Cancellation of Policies

Policy Number Name Publish Date
512.1 TL-234 [PDF] Cancellation of DMH Policy 512.1, Neighborhood Legal Services February 21, 2014
513.1 TL-236 [PDF] Cancellation of DMH 513.1, Consumer's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus March 11, 2014
920.1 TL - 225 [PDF] Cancellation of DMH Discounted/Sliding Fee for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS) January 24, 2014

100 - 199 Behavioral Health and Behavioral Health Administration

Policy Number Name Publish Date
100.1 TL-12 [PDF] Distinction Between DBH Authority and Provider Level Roles June 5, 2002
115.1A TL-183 [PDF] Mortality Review February 4, 2013
115.2 TL-86 [PDF] Consumer Satisfaction Surveys** March 6, 2007
115.3 TL-169 [PDF] DBH Policy Statement on Core Values and Practice Principles June 5, 2012

200 - 299 Admissions or Related Referrals

Policy Number Name Published Date
220.1 TL-226 [PDF] DBH Officer–Agent Certification Febraury 05, 2014
200.2B TL-178 [PDF] Continuity of Care Practice Guidelines for Adult Mental Health Providers** August 15, 2012
200.3A TL- 189 [PDF] Suspended Referral Status May 16, 2013
200.4A TL-181 [PDF] Screening for Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders November 14, 2012
200.5A TL-160 [PDF] Continuity of Care Practice Guidelines for Children and Youth** January 27, 2012
200.7 TL-158 [PDF] Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Medical Necessity Determination Process** January 13, 2012
200.9 TL-177 [PDF] DBH Collaboration with Federal Agencies who Provide Supervision to Individuals Released from the Criminal Justice System August 22, 2012

300 - 399 Behavioral Health Treatment and Other Clinical Services

Policy Number Name Published Date
300.1D TL-161 [PDF] Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS/CALOCUS) Evaluations** February 27, 2012
303.1C TL-115 [PDF] Periodic Psychiatric Examination** December 24, 2008
303.3 TL-114 [PDF] Converting Civilly Committed Consumers to Voluntary Status** December 24, 2008
311.1 TL-02 [PDF] District of Columbia Medication Access Project (DCMAP)** February 12, 2002
311.2 TL-51 [PDF] Evidence-Based Psychotherapy** August 4, 2004
340.1A TL-170 [PDF] DMH Hypothermia Policy** June 21, 2012
340.3 TL-40 [PDF] Certification of Out-of-State Applicants As MHRS Providers** February 2, 2004
340.4 TL-67 [PDF] Services to Children and Youth in Natural Settings** April 22, 2005
340.5A TL-151 [PDF] Maintaining Children and Youth in Their Homes** August  1, 2011
340.6A TL-130 [PDF] Provision of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to Adult Consumers** December 9, 2009
340.9 TL-148 [PDF] Community based Intervention (CBI) Services for Children and Youth** January 10, 2011
340.10 TL-153 [PDF] High Fidelity Wraparound Care Planning Process** August 1, 2011
340.11 TL-152 [PDF] Child/Youth and Family Teaming** August 1, 2011

400 - 499 Medications, Clinical Records, and Consumer Information

Policy Number Name Published Date
400.1 TL-229 [PDF] Pharmacy Consumer Assistance Program (PCAP) for Community Based Consumers February 14, 2014
414.1A TL - 154 [PDF] Informed Consent to Mental Health Treatment for Children and Youth Receiving Services in the Community** October 25, 2011
414.2 TL-149 [PDF] Informed Consent for Mental Health Treatment for Adults Receiving Services in the Community** February 14, 2011
450.1 TL-95 [PDF] Use of Electronic Signatures in Clinical Documentation** February 5, 2008
460.1 TL-244 [PDF] Subpoenas for DBH Employees and Behavioral Health Information March 18, 2014
480.1C TL-165 [PDF] Reporting Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs) and Unusual Incident (UIs)** May 3, 2012
482.1A TL-142 [PDF] Protecting Consumers from Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation** October 10, 2010

500 - 599 Consumer Services, Movement of Consumers, Discharge and Legal Affairs

Policy Number Name Published Date
500.1B TL-184 [PDF] Language Access for Individuals with Limited or No English Proficiency** February 4, 2013
508.1A TL-162 [PDF] Evidence Based Supported Employment Services** February 28, 2012
511.1 TL-73 [PDF] Access to Housing** June 10, 2005
511.2 TL-74 [PDF] Providing Housing and Services to Homeless Consumers** June 10, 2005
511.3B TL-190 [PDF] DBH Guidelines on Nursing Facility Referrals and Required Reviews May 22, 2013
515.1 TL-55 [PDF] Advance Directives** August 31, 2004
515.2 TL-196 [PDF] Bullying Prevention Policy for Youth December 3, 2013
524.1 TL-78 [PDF] Reporting Unauthorized Leave for Forensic Consumers Receiving Community Services** December 12, 2005
525.1 TL-61 [PDF] Designation of "Inactive/Discharge Status" for Child/Youth Consumers who are not in Active Treatment in a Core Services Agency** December 20, 2004
525.2 TL-228[PDF] Discharge of Adult Consumers from a Core Services Agency February 12, 2014
525.3 TL-110 [PDF] Residential Crisis Bed Self-Discharge and Against Medical Advice Discharge Procedures** November 6, 2008
525.4 TL-237[PDF] Community Integration of Consumers in Institutional Settings March 06, 2014
530.1 TL-17 [PDF] SSI/SSDI Expedited Benefits Policy** September 13, 2002
532.1 TL-18 [PDF] Representative Payee** November 22, 2002
533.1 TL-230 [PDF] Use of Gift Cards February 14, 2014

600 - 699 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Policy Number Name Published Date
610.1 TL-102 [PDF] MHA  Leadership Committees May 20, 2008
612.1 TL-164 [PDF] Internal Quality Committee and
Quality Council
April 28, 2012
620.1C TL-100 [PDF] Administrator-On-Call April 14, 2008
621.2 TL-107 [PDF] MHA Program Relocation and Space Assignment September 22, 2008
623.1 TL-235 [PDF] Accountability for Government Property February 21, 2014
630.1A TL-19 [PDF] Uniform Language in Anti-Discrimination Issuances and EEO Notices November 22, 2002
630.3 TL175 [PDF] Reporting Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Neglect August 10, 2012
630.2 TL-245 [PDF] Reporting Abuse or Neglect of Children March 28, 2014
640.1 TL-37 [PDF] Communication of Information to the Public December 13, 2003
640.2 TL-227 [PDF] Notification Process for Proposed Actions Affecting Advisory Neighborhood Commissions February 11, 2014
645.1 TL-223[PDF] DBH Privacy Policies and Procedures Janauary 13, 2014
650.1 TL-231 [PDF] Tuberculosis Control February 14, 2014
651.1 TL-232 [PDF] Certification for Disaster Mental Health Emergency Responders February 14, 2014
651.2 TL-238 [PDF] Emergency and Disaster Plan for Continuity of Operations March 11, 2014
662.1 TL-166 [PDF] Major Investigations May 3, 2012
670.1 TL-62 [PDF] Preparing Decision Memorandums January 8, 2005
671.1 TL-07 [PDF] Development of DBH Policy and Procedures** May 9, 2002
681.1 TL-11 [PDF] DBH Long Distance Telephone Calls May 28, 2002
681.2 TL-233 [PDF] Minimum Standards for Telephone-based Customer Service February 14, 2014
686.1 TL-24 [PDF] Electronic Mail (Email) Acceptable Use Policy May 27, 2003
686.2 TL-25 [PDF] Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy May 27, 2003

700 - 799 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Policy Number Name Published Date
700.1 TL-197 [PDF] DBH Personnel Services December 17, 2013
710.1A TL-243 [PDF] Employee Conduct March 13, 2014
710.2A TL-199 [PDF] Workplace Violence Prevention and Response December 17, 2013
712.1 TL-200 [PDF] Areas of Consideration for Department of Mental Health Vacancies December 17, 2013
713.1A TL-242 [PDF] Recruitment Advertising and Offers of Appointment March 13, 2014
713.2 TL-202 [PDF] Volunteer Services Program** December 17, 2013
716.1A TL-203 [PDF] Health Screening December 17, 2013
716.2A TL-240 [PDF]  Mandatory Testing for CDL Drivers for Controlled Substances and Alcohol March 13, 2014
716.3 TL-205 [PDF] Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing for Employees who Serve Children or Youth** December 17, 2013
716.4 TL-206 [PDF] Criminal Background and Traffic Record Check Program** December 17, 2013
716.5 TL-207 [PDF] Criminal Background Check Program for Certain Unlicensed Personnel December 17, 2013
716.6 TL-208 [PDF] Screening for Eligibility to Participate in Federal Healthcare Programs and to Contract with District of Columbia December 17, 2013
717.1 TL-209 [PDF] Administration and Use of Overtime December 17, 2013
717.2A TL-241 [PDF] Voluntary Leave Transfer Program March 13, 2014
717.3 TL-211 [PDF] Alternative Work Schedules December 17, 2013
717.4 TL-212 [PDF] Telecommuting December 17, 2013
718.1 TL-213 [PDF] Employee Identification Card Program December 17, 2013
740.2 TL-214 [PDF] DBH Orientation of New Employees December 17, 2013
750.2A TL-56 [PDF] Travel and Training Reimbursement Policy September 1, 2004
750.3 TL-215 [PDF] Government and Personal Vehicle Operators Accountability Policy December 17, 2013
760.1A TL-216 [PDF] DBH Americans with Disabilities Act and Human Rights Act Grievance Procedure for Employees and Applicants December 17, 2013
760.2A TL-239 [PDF] Provision of Reasonable Accommodations in Employment Practices Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) for Employees and Applicants March 13, 2014
760.3 TL-218 [PDF] Effective Communication for People with Disabilities December 17, 2013
760.4 TL-219 [PDF] DBH Equal Employment Opportunity Policy December 17, 2013
770.1 TL-220 [PDF] Clearance of Personnel for Separation or Transfer December 17, 2013
770.2 TL-221 [PDF] Exit Interviews for Employees Who Separate December 17, 2013
770.3 TL-222 [PDF] Reporting an Employee's Death December 17, 2013

800 - 899 PROCUREMENT, SUPPLIES, AND SERVICES

Policy Number Name Published Date
801.1 TL-76 [PDF] Inter-agency and Intra-agency Agreements August 1, 2005
811.1C TL-182 [PDF] Wireless Communication and Other Portable Technology Equipment January 10, 2013

900 - 999 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Policy Number Name Published Date
911.1C TL-176 [PDF] Claims Audits** August 10, 2012
913.1 TL-138 [PDF] DBH Third Party Liability (TPL)** August 25, 2010

1000 DBH MANUALS

Policy Number Name Published Date
1000.1A TL-132 [PDF] DBH Grants Manual** February 24, 2010
1000.2A TL-192 [PDF] MHRS Provider Authorization and Billing Manual** August 07, 2013
1000.3 [PDF] DBH Privacy Manual January 13, 2014
1000.3 TL- 195 [PDF] DBH HIPAA Privacy Forms 1 and 3
(English Version) (Spanish Version) (Amharic Version)
September 24, 2013