Attach the following documents to the community relations plan
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Attach the following documents to the community relations plan: 1. Documentation that the transportation systems will provide reasonable access to the program for persons in need of treatment. (RCW 70.96A.410(1)(g). 2. Program outcome data showing your agency is able to provide appropriate treatment services to assist persons in meeting legislative goals of RCW 70.96A(1)(h): • Abstinence for opiates and opiate substitutes. • Obtaining mental health treatment. • Improving economic independency. • Reducing adverse consequences associated with illegal use of controlled substances. 3. At least three letters of support from health care providers from the proposed service area that demonstrate the OTP will have appropriate relationships with the existing health care system. 4. Policies and procedures that describe: • Cost of services to clients. • Sliding fee scales. 5. Documentation that the proposed program fosters acceptable, quality health care that includes: a. Documentation of your agency’s ability to employ sufficient, qualified personnel to provide adequate chemical dependency treatment, facility security, patient safety, and other special needs of patients, or that verify that the qualified personnel are available and can be recruited. b. Assurance that the proposed OTP services will be provided in a manner that ensures safe and adequate care to the patients to be served and meet applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. The assessment must include: c. Does your agency, or any member of your governing body have: i. A history, in this state or elsewhere, of a criminal conviction, which is reasonably related to the applicant's competency to exercise responsibility for the ownership or operation of a health care facility. ii. Has your agency or any member of your governing body had a license to operate a health care facility denied, suspended, revoked, or involuntarily cancelled? iii. Has your agency or any member of your governing body had a license to practice a health profession denied, suspended, or revoked? iv. Has your agency or any member of your governing body been decertified as an OTP provider because of failure to comply with applicable state or federal requirements? d. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, provide documentation of clear, cogent, and convincing evidence that you can and will operate the proposed OTP in a manner that: i. Ensures safe and adequate care to the patients to be served. ii. Conforms to applicable federal and state requirements. e. Copies of any OTP certificates, approvals, licenses, accreditations your agency or any of the owners have received within the past six years from any state or national certification, licensing, or accreditation body along with an authorization to contact them to obtain information regarding your competency to exercise responsibility for the ownership of an OTP.