Extension of more mental health services to Virginia residents is always beneficial! Here are three proposals for amendments to the proposed language:
Additionally, individuals commonly express a preference to use their primary care physician instead of a psychiatric provider, or the individual declines a referral for a psychiatric evaluation and medication management. In these scenarios, please consider allowing individuals to continue participation in MH-IOP. Providers should document the individual’s choice and preferences and also engage in service coordination with any outside prescriber.