WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is a Local Management Entity, covering the geographic areas of Bladen, Columbus, Robeson, and Scotland counties. SER ensures continuity of care to consumers through access to a quality of care system available 24/7/365 days a year through management of our network provider services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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Purpose

Residential Treatment Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

PA-RTX 14: Services for Substance Use Conditions

The agency provides substance use prevention and recovery services.

Interpretation: PA-RTX 14 applies to all residential treatment programs regardless of the population served to emphasize and support prevention and recovery for residents with substance use conditions. In addition, programs whose primary service is residential substance use treatment will also complete the applicable standards for Services for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders (PA-MHSU).

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Procedures for providing or arranging substance use prevention and recovery services
    • List of substance use resources and services continuum
    • Contracts/service agreements/MOUs for substance use prevention and education services
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Residents
    • Review case records

  • PA-RTX 14.01

    The agency provides or makes formal arrangements with appropriate agencies to provide substance use prevention and education services according to the needs and developmental stage of the resident population.


  • PA-RTX 14.02

    The agency maintains a list of referral resources for a full continuum of services to meet the needs of residents with alcohol or other substance use-related problems.

    Interpretation: Agencies can maximize the likelihood of a successful referral by creating MOUs or linkage agreements with providers that specialize in substance use prevention and recovery services. These types of arrangements should outline the services provided, the goals and objectives of the collaboration, and the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. 


  • PA-RTX 14.03

    Referrals to self-help or peer support group services are provided to residents and family members, as appropriate.

    Interpretation: Agencies’ policies and/or procedures should promote referrals to culturally and linguistically competent service providers.

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