Incidental Medical Services

Incidental Medical Services

Hathaway Recovery authorized alcoholism or drug abuse recovery facility licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide incidental medical services (IMS).

IMS (Incidental Medical Services) means optional services provided at a facility by a health care practitioner, or staff under the supervision of a health care practitioner, to address medical issues associated with detoxification, treatment, or recovery services. IMS must be provided at the facility in compliance with the community standard of practice. IMS does not include general primary medical care or medical services required to be performed in a licensed health facility, as defined by HSC Section 1200 or 1250.

The following six IMS services must be provided after receiving approval from DHCS:

  1. Obtaining medical histories;
  2. Monitoring health status;
  3. Testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs;
  4. Providing alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment services;
  5. Overseeing patient self-administered medications;
  6. Treating substance abuse disorders, including detoxification.