Standards for public agencies

2020 Edition

Opioid Treatment (PA-OTP) 17: Diversion Control

The agency implements mechanisms to support diversion control and demonstrate accountability to persons served and the community.
2020 Edition

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Purpose

Individuals who participate in Opioid Treatment Programs improve social, emotional, and vocational functioning, achieve optimal productivity, and attain the recovery they seek.
1
Full Implementation, Outstanding Performance
A rating of (1) indicates that the agency's practices fully meet the standard and reflect a high level of capacity.  
  • All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, with rare or no exceptions: exceptions do not impact service quality or agency performance. 
2
Substantial Implementation, Good Performance
A rating of (2) indicates that an agency's infrastructure and practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
  • The majority of the standards requirements have been met and the basic framework required by the standard has been implemented. 
  • Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality or agency performance.
3

Partial Implementation, Concerning Performance
A rating of (3) indicates that the agency's observed infrastructure and/or practices require significant improvement.  

  • The agency has not implemented the basic framework of the standard but instead has in place only part of this framework.  
  • Omissions or exceptions to the practices outlined in the standard occur regularly, or practices are implemented in a cursory or haphazard manner.  
  • Service quality or agency functioning may be compromised.  
  • Capacity is at a basic level.
4
Unsatisfactory Implementation or Performance
A rating of (4) indicates that implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.  
  • The agency’s observed service delivery infrastructure and practices are weak or non-existent; or show signs of neglect, stagnation, or deterioration.
Self-Study EvidenceOn-Site EvidenceOn-Site Activities
  • Diversion control plan
  • Loitering policy
No On-Site Evidence
  • Interviews may include:
    1. Program director
    2. Relevant personnel
  • Observe the security system

PA-OTP 17.01

Medical and administrative personnel implement a plan to reduce the risk of diversion of controlled substances from legitimate treatment use that addresses:
  1. measures to reduce the possibility of diversion of controlled substances; 
  2. specific responsibilities assigned to personnel for plan implementation; 
  3. mechanisms for surveillance and continuous monitoring; and 
  4. a process for corrective action when problems are identified.

PA-OTP 17.02

The agency prevents loitering by persons served and maintains a well-managed and fully operational security system.