§ 715.19. Psychotherapy services.

 A narcotic treatment program shall provide individualized psychotherapy services and shall meet the following requirements:

   (1)  A narcotic treatment program shall provide each patient an average of 2.5 hours of psychotherapy per month during the patient’s first 2 years, 1 hour of which shall be individual psychotherapy. Additional psychotherapy shall be provided as dictated by ongoing assessment of the patient.

   (2)  A narcotic treatment program shall provide each patient at least 1 hour per month of group or individual psychotherapy during the third and fourth year of treatment. Additional psychotherapy shall be provided as dictated by ongoing assessment of the patient.

   (3)  After 4 years of treatment, a narcotic treatment program shall provide each patient with at least 1 hour of group or individual psychotherapy every 2 months. Additional psychotherapy shall be provided as dictated by ongoing assessment of the patient.



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