ACT or ACT-like programs have been in existence in Pennsylvania since the mid-1990s. However, no state-wide standards existed for ACT until OMHSAS issued the ACT bulletin in September 2008 stipulating the standards and procedures for developing, administering and monitoring Assertive Community Treatment programs in the Commonwealth. Currently PA has 43 licensed ACT teams that serve about 3200 individuals.
Consistent with the concept of urban and rural teams in the National ACT Standards, the OMHSAS ACT bulletin defines two sizes of ACT teams:
Pennsylvania ACT Bulletin and Related Attachments
Fidelity, Cost, and Outcomes Analyses of Pennsylvania ACT/CTT Teams
ACT/CTT Providers by County in Pennsylvania