Progressive Treatment Program Guidelines

The revised Progressive Treatment Program (PTP) was enacted on April 14, 2010 as part of 2009 P.L. c. 651. It appears in statute at 34-B M.R.S.A. section 3973-A. The new law expanded the previous program to allow community service providers to initiate petitions for admission of patients to PTP. It required development of standards for certain ACT teams that participate in PTP. It made some changes to the application process and the hearing process. It also revised the process for termination of patient participation, extension of participation, and re-hospitalization.