What is active treatment?

Active treatment is a defined sequence of professionally developed and supervised services that help the individual receiving ICF-MR services attain an optimal level of physical, intellectual, social and vocational development.  Active treatment comprises six components including:
a) A comprehensive functional assessment-consumers are evaluated in all major areas of social, cognitive and adaptive functioning
b) Individual program planning-documented individual goals and objectives are developed on the basis of individual needs
c) Program implementation-trained facility personnel carry forth professionally developed goals and objectives
d) Program documentation-individual progress on goals and objectives is documented in individual case records
e) Program monitoring and change-trained QMRP personnel monitor progress on individual goals and objectives, and recommend change as needed.

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