UM Guidelines
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)/Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

Behavioral Health (BH)

BCBST last reviewed August 29, 2018*

To be considered for this service, the individual must be over the age of 18 years

To be considered for this service, the individual’s behavioral health disorder places them at high risk or recent history of criminal justice involvement , which may include frequent contact with law enforcement personnel, incarcerations, parole or probation



  1. Allness, D., Knoedler, W., M.D. National Program Standards for ACT Teams. U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, Community Support Branch, through grant # SM52579-4 2003; pp. 1-34.
  2. Allness, D., Knoedler, W. The PACT Model of Community-Based Treatment for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: A Manual for PACT Start-Up.  The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 1998.
  3. ACT Program Guidelines; Office of Mental Health 2007; New York State https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/act/program_guidelines.html.


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