III. Type of Service (Model) Provision and Rationale
There are a variety of models for providing services for substance abuse services from community mental health centers to free-standing facilities. Based on your market analysis, potential competition, and the ACA-expanded provisions for coverage for substance abuse services, what type of service (model) do you believe would be the best for your organization to provide? Include your rationale and potential market competition.
IV. Ethical Issues
While ethical issues may not be part of every business plan substance abuse treatment necessitate special attention to ethical precautions. As a health care executive considering expanding your substance abuse services, you should be considering the ethical implications.
As you are expanding your services with the specific model you have chosen, are there any ethical challenges that need to be considered? For example: Are you expanding from adult to pediatric services? How might this present different ethical issues? Are you expanding from inpatient to outpatient services? How might this present different ethical issues? Are you treating ex-offenders? Are you using methadone?