Behavioral Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

The following Best Practice Guidelines were approved for use by the Utilization Management Committee (formerly the Behavioral Policy & Analytics Committee and the Clinical Policy & Operations Committee) on March 29, 2005, and were readopted on March 27, 2006; March 26, 2007; March 24, 2008; March 23, 2009; March 22 2010; March 28, 2011; March 26, 2012, March 19, 2013; January 21, 2014; January 20, 2015; March 14, 2017; February 9, 2018 and February 12, 2019.

Adoption of Current Clinical Practice Guidelines (APA)

  • NEW:  The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder (2018)
  • The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia (2016)
  • The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults (2015)
    http://psychiatryonline.org/guidelines

Adoption of Current Practice Parameters (AACAP)

Adoption of Current U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2013)
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (2016)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (2017)
  • Substance Use Disorder (SUD) (2015)
    http://www.healthquality.va.gov/

Per the guideline developers, certain guidelines are no longer considered current, or are in the process of being updated.