Developing a quality indicator card for addictions sector

Evaluation of Residential Support Services

The Evaluation of Residential Support Services project is developing the Ontario Provincial Standards for Adult Residential Addiction Services. This document sets out the minimum standards of professional and clinical practice to guide the operation of residential treatment services in Ontario.

These standards are designed to enable each residential treatment centre to provide services in a manner consistent with agreed upon outcomes and promising practices. The standards are clearly defined for each category of service delivery and are divided into the following sections:

  • Model of substance use services and supports;
  • Residential substance use services and support in Ontario;
  • Provincial standards for adult residential substance use standards;
  • Principles that inform the standards;
  • How to use the standards;
  • Standards;
  • References.

In addition, the final phase of the work is underway to develop a quality indicator card that is specific to the addiction sector, which agencies can use to determine their progress in adopting the standards.

The standards document and a pilot test of the quality indicator card will be implemented after a final consultation with the residential sector in November 2016.

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