ETHICS  (100)
Effective Date
Policy #
Department of Mental Health Code of Ethics (Deleted Policy) 07/01/10 100.01

Referrals to Private, Non-Contracted Mental Health Service Providers/Practitioners

03/01/03 100.02
Required Distribution of “Professional Therapy Never Includes Sex” 01/01/05 100.03

MEDICATIONS  (103)
Standards for Prescribing and Furnishing of Psychoactive Medication 02/28/11 103.01
Storing, Administering and Accountability of Medications 02/15/06 103.02
Prescribed Drugs 03/01/03 103.04

RECORDS  (104)
Legal Responsibility for Uniform Clinical Records 05/01/91 104.01

Security and Integrity of Management Information System Data

10/01/89 104.02
Providing Notification and Patient Information to Family Members 10/01/89 104.04
Closing of Services Episodes 08/22/11 104.05
Access to Public Records 10/01/89 104.06
Clinical Records Maintenance, Organization, and Contents 10/16/12 104.08
Clinical Documentation for All Payer Sources 01/24/10 104.09
Clinical Documentation: Medicare 09/01/04 104.10

QUALITY ASSURANCE  (105)
Quality Improvement Program 02/15/06 105.01

CONTINUING EDUCATION  (106)

Clinical, Rehabilitative and Case Management Service Delivery Supervision

08/01/96 106.08

PUBLIC GUARDIAN SERVICES  (108)
Conservatorship and the Office of the Public Guardian 04/01/02 108.01

RESEARCH  (109)
Mental Health Research Review 10/01/89 109.01

CONTRACTS AND GRANTS MANAGEMENT  (110)
Sole Source Contracting 03/01/95 110.02

Savings from Third-Party Medi-Cal Clean-up Billing Incorporated into Mental Health Service Agreements

06/17/91 110.07
Underutilization of Agreement Services 06/17/91 110.08
Request for Proposals (RFP) Contract Selection/Award 03/01/95 110.10
Agreement Non-Renewal 12/01/95 110.11
Agreement Termination 12/01/95 110.13
Reduction of County General Funds (CGF) 12/01/95 110.14
Interest Earned from Mental Health Funds 06/01/97 110.16
Suspension of Payment Due to Contractor Default

09/15/02

110.17

COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF REHABILITATION FACILITIES (CARF)  (111)
Accessibility (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.01
Consumer Input (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.02
Human Resource Development (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.03
Fiscal Planning and Management (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.04
Leadership (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.05
Legal Requirements (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.06
Outcomes (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.07
Health, Safety and Rights (Deleted Policy) 07/28/10 111.08

COMPLIANCE    
Compliance Program Communication 03/08/12 112.01
Contractors Eligibility to Provide Goods and Services to Federally Funded Health Care Programs and to Secure Federally Funded Contracts 03/08/12 112.05
Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention 01/01/07 112.06
The False Claims Act and Related Laws 11/10/11 112.07
Graded Sanctions 12/31/12 112.10
National Provider Identifier (NPI) Requirements 09/2008 112.21
Updating and Maintaining NPI Application Data 06/2008 112.22

PATIENT/CLIENT SERVICES (200)
Service Delivery Definition Policy 10/15/02 200.01
Request For Change of Provider 06/03/10 200.02
Advanced Healthcare Directives 06/01/04 200.03
Crisis Emergency Evaluation by Outpatient Mental Health Facility 08/15/01 202.01
Duties To Warn and Protect Third Parties in Response to a Client Threat (Formerly referenced as "TARASOFF") 06/01/05 202.02
Persons Authorized to Initiate Involuntary Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Detention 11/10/11 202.03
Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Detention-Contracted and Directly Operated LACDMH Programs 11/08/07 202.05
Ambulance/Ambulette Service for Short-Doyle Programs 04/01/91 202.06
Reporting Suspected Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse 04/14/03 202.09
Personal Searches 01/24/14 202.10
Use of Physical Restraints and/or Seclusions in Clinic Settings (Deleted Policy) 12/11/09 202.11
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) 09/01/05 202.12
On-site Testing of Client's Bodily Substances for Evidence of Substance Abuse 08/02/10 202.13
Management of Aggressive Client Behavior in Settings without Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Designation 08/02/12 202.14
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Populations (Deleted Policy) 09/24/12 202.16
Hearing Impaired Mental Health Access 04/07/10 202.17
Reporting Clinical Incidents Involving Intentional Injuries, Deaths, Alleged Client Abuse and Possible Malpractice 05/25/10 202.18
Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse 10/01/05 202.19
HIV and AIDS Clinical Documentation and Confidentiality 08/01/00 202.20
Language Interpreters 08/01/04 202.21
Reporting Unusual Occurrences to the State Department of Mental Health 05/01/01 202.23
Transportation for Medi-Cal Beneficiaries and Indigent Clients 11/15/02 202.25
Confidentiality 01/01/03 202.26
Provision of Off-Site Mental Health Services 12/10/12 202.27
Recovery Model 02/01/05 202.28
Mutual and Unilateral Termination of Mental Health Services 01/24/14 202.30
Roles and Responsibilities in the Care of Clients

06/10/11

202.31
Prescription Medications and Laboratory Services in Field Capable Clinical Services (FCCS) Programs 11/08/07 202.33
Los Angeles County Policy for Conditional LPS Authorization(Inter-County) 04/01/09 202.34
Compliance with Department of Mental Health Practice Parameters 01/28/14 202.35
The Use of Telepsychiatry 07/07/10 202.36
Telemental Health Services Provided by Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Authorized Clinicians 05/25/10 202.37
Non-Open Protected Health Information (PHI) File 10/08/10 202.38
Triage 10/15/10 202.40
Client Identification and Address Verification 10/11/11 202.41
Scheduling Clinical Appointments and Associated Documentation 09/01/14 202.43

DMH POLICY MANUAL  (300)

COMMUNITY RELATIONS  (301)
Service Area Advisory Committees 04/01/94 301.01

MICROCOMPUTER CONTROLS  (302)
Networked Systems Information Usage 10/01/03 302.14

System Change Control for the DMH Management Information System

11/01/99 302.15
Secure ID Cards

11/15/02

302.17
Data Security and Integrity of the Integrated System

11/01/04

302.18

FACILITIES  (303)
Smoking in DMH Facilities 01/01/03 303.01
Use of Department Facilities by Non-County Groups 10/01/89 303.02

HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS  (304)
Reporting Health and Safety Hazards 10/01/89 304.01
Reporting Incidents Involving Accidental Injuries to Clients/Visitors and Property Damage Involving County Facilities

11/15/02

304.03

GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES  (305)

Changing of Geographic Boundaries Relating to Mental Health Service Delivery

05/01/02 305.01

SECURITY/SAFETY  (308)
Security/Safety Management/Violence Prevention 02/24/14 308.01

ALLOCATIONS  (400)
Notification of Allocations 10/01/89 400.01
Controlling Contract Commitments to Available Fund Allocations (Deleted Policy) 09/21/12 400.02
Cutoff for Contract Allocations Changes 10/01/89 400.03
Reallocation of Funds from Contract Agencies 09/01/04 400.04
Shifting Guidelines for Legal Entity Agreement 07/01/11 400.09
Provisional Rate Setting 12/31/12 400.10

BILLING  (401)
Invoice Billing by Contract Providers 10/01/89 401.01

Procedures for Screening Veterans and Referring Veterans to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

10/06/08 401.04
Medi-Cal Prepaid Health Plan Treatment and Billing 09/01/04 401.06
Medicare Prepaid Health Plans 07/01/95 401.07
Private Prepaid Health Plans 09/01/04 401.08
Capturing Disaster Event Costs 09/01/05 400.11

REIMBURSEMENTS  (402)
Contract Reimbursement 10/01/89 402.01

FEDERAL BLOCK GRANTS  (408)
Federal Block Grant Quarterly Reporting Requirements 09/01/04 408.01

PURCHASE/PROVISION OF FOOD/MEALS  (410)

Purchase/Provision of Food and Meals for Clinical Program Patients/Clients

04/01/91 410.01

AUDITS, APPEALS and SETTLEMENTS (411)
Recoupment of County General Funds (CGF) Two-Step Review 10/15/02 411.01
Communication Flow for recovery of Audit Disallowances 01/01/05

411.03


CASH FLOW LOANS (412)

Recovery of Cash Flow Advances Following Receipt and Processing of Twelfth Month Claims

02/01/05 412.10

Financial Responsibility Requirements for Existing DMH Contractor

04/28/09 412.20
Financial Responsibility Requirements for Contracting with the County of Los angeles Department of Mental Health 09/21/09 412.21

RECRUITMENT  (600)

Employment Practices Regarding The Handicapped

10/01/89 600.05
Professional Licenses 12/01/13 600.08
Volunteers 10/01/14 600.11
     

DISCIPLINE  (605)

Suspected Criminal Activity Including Employee Theft and Misappropriation of Funds

10/01/89 605.03
Violence and Threats of Violence by DMH Employees 02/01/99 605.04

INVENTORY CONTROL  (800)
Inventory Control – Fixed Assets 10/01/89 800.01
Inventory Control – Portable Items of Equipment 10/01/89 800.02
Inventory Control – LAC/CAL  06/01/91 800.03
Inventory and Recovery of Assets – Contractor Sites 10/01/89 800.04

LAC-DMH Policy Bulletin Updates
Policy Bulletin #
Announcement Date
Comments/Highlights
14-02
07/15/14
 
14-01
02/06/14
 
13-01
02/14/13
 
12-01
03/27/12
Revised Policy No. 112.05 includes new information regarding eligibility, sanction screening, and providing identification information to DMH.  Please read for details
11-02
11/17/11
 
11-01
07/06/11
 
10-03
11/04/11
 
10-02
08/16/10
 
10-01
07/07/10