Clinical Practice

DMH PRACTICE PARAMETERS/GUIDELINES/SUGGESTED BEST PRACTICES/INFORMATION

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health establishes Practice Parameters and Guidelines and provides clinical information to assist mental health professionals in their clinical practice. The following sections by category of information are:

  1. DMH Practice Parameters which identify critical factors to be considered in the provision of care.
  2. Suggested Best Practices and Standards
  3. LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT (LPS) Information, e.g. regarding authorization, detention and/ or designation.
  4. Clinical Risk Management
  5. Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner Standardized Procedures and Practice Information
  6. Clinical Information
    • Access To Services
    • Integrated Treatment
  7. Clinical Communications with Clients and Families/Other Individuals Involved in the Client’s Care (New)

1. DMH PRACTICE PARAMETERS

LAC DMH Introduction to Practice Parameters

1.0 Introduction to the Use of DMH Practice Parameters / Revised June 2014

LAC DMH Parameters for Clinical Assessment

LAC DMH Parameters for Medication Use

LAC DMH Parameters for Clinical Programs

LAC DMH Parameters for Psychotherapies

 

2. SUGGESTED BEST PRACTICES AND STANDARDS

Standards from the DMH Managed Care Division

 

3. LANTERMAN-PETRIS-SHORT (LPS) AUTHORIZATION AND DESIGNATION

 

4. CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT

5. PSYCHIATRIC MH NURSE PRACTITIONER STANDARDIZED PROCEDURES AND PRACTICE INFORMATION

 

6. CLINICAL INFORMATION

 

7. CLINICAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH CLIENTS AND FAMILIES/OTHER INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN THE CLIENT’S CARE (NEW)

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