Treatment Plans

Whose goals are they?

Your treatment plan (sometimes called individualized service plan, or ISP) is an important part of your direction for recovery. Your case manager or other provider helps you determine and document goals, usually on an agency form, but this is your roadmap. It is done for your benefit, not theirs.

Some tips for active participation:

Ask that you be told in advance of treatment planning so that you have an opportunity to think about your goals.
Insist that your goals, your life, your future are reflected. You donít have to sign off on anything you donít agree with.
Ask for a copy of your treatment plan. You canít work on goals if you donít know what they are.

Treatment planning is a dynamic process. As goals are achieved, new goals are set. You can expect to review your treatment plan every three months.

Your treatment plan should address mental health and physical health, social needs and economic needs. How is your connection with the agency going to help further these goals? What can you do to further these goals?

Your rights (OAC 5122:2-1-02)
3.     The right to be informed of oneís own condition, of proposed or current service,
        treatment or therapies and of the alternatives;
4.     The right to consent to or refuse any service, treatment or therapy upon full
        explanation of the expected consequences of such consent or refusal. A parent 
        or legal guardian may consent to or refuse any service, treatment or therapy on 
        behalf of a minor client;
5.     The right to a current, written, individualized service plan that addresses oneís
        own mental health, physical health, social and economic needs, and that specifies 
        the provisions of appropriate and adequate services, as available either directly or 
        by referral;
6.     The right to active and informed participation in the establishment, periodic 
        review and reassessment of the service plan;
9.     The right to participate in any appropriate and available agency service, regardless 
        of refusal
of one or more other services, treatments or therapies; or regardless of
        relapse from earlier treatment in that or another service, unless there is a valid and
        specific necessity which precludes and/or requires the clientís participation in
        other services. This necessity shall be explained to the client and written in the
        clientís current service plan;

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