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Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria

The Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC) for Adults are a set of guidelines designed to provide clinicians with a basis for determining the most appropriate care for individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).  These guidelines give detailed guidance for special issues and populations that are important to ensuring that individuals receive optimal treatment placement.  They have been formulated to promote a broad continuum of care, which places individuals in the most clinically appropriate setting, while providing the best opportunity to efficiently utilize SUD treatment, intervention and other community resources.

PCPC Resources

PCPC Third Edition (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Attestation Form (DOC)
PCPC Summary Sheet -- MS Word Template (DOCX)
PCPC Confidentiality Guide (PDF)

PCPC Training

You can register for the PCPC 3rd Edition training through our Training Management System (TMS).  This instructor-led training course lasts about 6 hours.  Perform a Course Search for PCPC 3rd Edition to find the latest list of upcoming trainings.