Title 42, U.S. Code, Chapter 6A, Section 300X-53 (a) requires that providers receiving federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) block grant funds from the State be reviewed by peers, independent from the funding source, for quality, appropriateness and efficacy of recovery and treatment services. The IPRP is required to be conducted for at least 5 percent of the SAPT block grant funded programs providing services for the state.
The purpose of the IPRP is to review the quality and appropriateness of recovery/treatment services. The review will focus on the recovery and treatment program and the quality of services delivered rather than on the individual practitioners.
The intent of the IPRP is to continuously improve the recovery and treatment services provided to the alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) community within the state system.
The Independent Peer Review Project will be conducted by in-state alcohol and drug recovery/treatment professionals who will conduct a review of client assessments, recovery/treatment plans, in-place referral systems, and interviews of clients to assess the quality and appropriateness, and efficacy of recovery/treatment services. This process will provide valuable information with which to construct a more effective recovery/treatment system for the future.