Step 5: Consider your role in MOUD treatment

Improving outcomes for individuals on supervision with an OUD is everyone's responsibility. Probation officers and community treatment providers both play essential roles in the day-to-day delivery of care in your agency and the community. In Step 5, you will learn more about the role of the probation officer and community treatment provider.

The Role of the Community Treatment Provider

In the role of the Community Treatment Provider module, you will learn:

  • To develop understanding about the role of the CP in working with the PO and the client during the referral and treatment process.
  • To develop understanding about how to manage HIPAA-compliant information exchanges about the client’s attendance and progress in treatment.
  • To develop skills to address concerns clients may have about participating in MOUD treatment.
  • To develop understanding of the information POs can share with the CP to support a client in treatment.

Video: The Role of the Community Treatment Provider

Bonus Activity: Information Sharing Between Community Treatment Providers and Probation Officers

Some community treatment providers may be concerned that sharing information about a client’s treatment plan or their progress to the client’s probation officer may affect the individual’s outcome in the legal system and disrupt the therapeutic relationship. The bonus activity guides community providers through a vignette that illustrates a common scenario that emerges when an individual is engaged in court-ordered treatment or referred to treatment by a probation officer.


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