New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

The program sponsor shall ensure that:

A. policies and procedures are developed, implemented, and complied with for withdrawal treatment and:

(1) are designed to promote successful withdrawal treatment;

(2) require that dose reduction occur at a rate deemed medically appropriate by the program medical director;

(3) require that a variety of ancillary services, such as self-help groups, be available to the patient through the program or through referral;

(4) require that the amount of counseling available to the patient be increased before discharge; and

(5) require that a patient be re-admitted to the program or referred to another program if relapse occurs;

B. a patient's withdrawal treatment:

(1) for a patient involved in comprehensive maintenance treatment, is only initiated as administrative withdrawal, or when voluntarily requested by the patient and approved by a program medical director; and

(2) is planned and supervised by the program medical director;

C. before a patient begins withdrawal treatment, whether with or against the advice of the program medical director, the patient:

(1) is informed by the program medical director or a medical practitioner designee:
(a) that the patient has the right to leave opioid treatment at any time; and

(b) of the risks of withdrawal treatment; and

(2) upon request, receives a schedule for withdrawal treatment that is developed by the program medical director with input from the patient;

(3) receives a copy of the program policy regarding withdrawal of opioid medication against medical advice and a verbal explanation of that policy;

D. if a patient who is receiving withdrawal treatment, other than a patient experiencing administrative withdrawal, appears to a staff member to relapse, the patient is permitted to begin comprehensive maintenance treatment, if otherwise eligible;

E. if a patient who has completed withdrawal treatment within the past 30 days appears to a staff member to relapse, the patient may be re-admitted without a physical examination or assessment with the consent of the program medical director;

F. a patient experiencing administrative withdrawal is referred or transferred to any program that is capable of or more suitable for meeting the patient's needs, and the referral or transfer is documented in the patient record;

G. the following information is documented in the patient record:

(1) the reason that the patient sought withdrawal treatment or was placed on administrative withdrawal; and

(2) the information and assistance provided to the patient in medical withdrawal or administrative withdrawal.

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