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317:30-5-240.3.Staff credentials

[Revised 09-14-2020]
(a) Licensed behavioral health professional (LBHPs).  LBHPs are defined as any of the following practitioners:

(1) An allopathic or osteopathic physician with a current license and board certification in psychiatry or board eligible in the state in which services are provided, or a current resident in psychiatry practicing as described in OAC 317:30-5-2.

(2) A practitioner with a current license to practice in the state in which services are provided, within one (1) of the areas of practice listed in (A) through (F). The exemptions from licensure under 59 O.S. ' 1353(4) and (5), 59 O.S. ' 1903(C) and (D), 59 O.S. ' 1925.3(B) and (C), and 59 O.S. ' 1932(C) and (D) do not apply to outpatient behavioral health services.

(A) Psychology;

(B) Social work (clinical specialty only);

(C) Professional counselor;

(D) Marriage and family therapist;

(E) Behavioral practitioner; or

(F) Alcohol and drug counselor.

(3) An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) certified in a psychiatric mental health specialty, and licensed as a registered nurse (RN) with a current certification of recognition from the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided.

(4) A physician assistant who is licensed and in good standing in the state in which services are provided and has received specific training for and is experienced in performing mental health therapeutic, diagnostic, or counseling functions.

(b) Licensure candidates. Licensure candidates are practitioners actively and regularly receiving board-approved supervision, and extended supervision by a fully licensed clinician if board's supervision requirement is met but the individual is not yet licensed, to become licensed by one (1) of the areas of practice listed in (2)(A) through (F) above. The supervising LBHP responsible for the member's care must:

(1) Staff the member's case with the candidate;

(2) Be personally available, or ensure the availability of an LBHP to the licensure candidate for consultation while they are providing services;

(3) Agree with the current plan for the member;

(4) Confirm that the service provided by the candidate was appropriate; and

(5) The member's medical record must show that the requirements for reimbursement were met and the LBHP responsible for the member's care has reviewed, countersigned, and dated the service plan and any updates thereto so that it is documented that the licensed professional is responsible for the member's care.

(c) Certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs).  CADCs are defined as having a current certification as a CADC in the state in which services are provided.

(d) Multi systemic therapy (MST) provider.  Master's level therapist who works on a team established by the Oklahoma Juvenile Affairs Office (OJA) which may include bachelor's level staff.

(e) Peer recovery support specialist (PRSS).  The PRSS must be certified by ODMHSAS pursuant to requirements found in OAC 450:53.

(f) Family support and training provider (FSP). FSPs must:

(1) Have a high school diploma or equivalent;

(2) Be twenty-one (21) years of age and have a successful experience as a family member of a child/adolescent with serious emotional disturbance, or a minimum of have lived experience as the primary caregiver of a child/adolescent who has received services for substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health, or have lived experience being the caregiver for a child/adolescent with Child Welfare/Child Protective Services involvement;

(3) Successfully complete family support training according to a curriculum approved by ODMHSAS and pass the examination with a score of eighty percent (80%) or better;

(4) Pass Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) background check;

(5) Have treatment plans be overseen and approved by a licensed behavioral health professional (LBHP) or licensure candidate; and

(6) Function under the general direction of an LBHP, licensure candidate or systems of care team, with an LBHP or licensure candidate available at all times to provide back up, support, and/or consultation.

(g) Qualified behavioral health aide (QBHA).  QBHAs must:

(1) Have completed sixty (60) hours or equivalent of college credit; or may substitute one (1) year of relevant employment and/or responsibility in the care of children with complex emotional needs for up to two (2) years of college experience; and

(2) Have successfully completed the specialized training and education curriculum provided by the ODMHSAS; and

(3) Be supervised by a bachelor's level individual with a minimum of two (2) years case management or care coordination experience; and

(4) Have service plans be overseen and approved by an LBHP or licensure candidate; and

(5) Function under the general direction of an LBHP, or licensure candidate and/or systems of care team, with an LBHP or licensure candidate available at all times to provide back up, support, and/or consultation.

(h) Behavioral health case manager.  For behavioral health case management services to be compensable by SoonerCare, the provider performing the services must be an LBHP, licensure candidate, CADC or have and maintain a current certification as a case manager II (CM II) or case manager I (CM I) from ODMHSAS. The requirements for obtaining these certifications are as follows:

(1) The CM II must meet the requirements in (A), (B), (C) or (D) below:

(A) Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in a behavioral health related field earned from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or a bachelor's or master's degree in education; and complete web-based training for behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation as specified by ODMHSAS; and complete one (1) day of face-to-face behavioral health case management training and two (2) days of face-to-face behavioral health rehabilitation training as specified by ODMHSAS; and pass web-based competency exams in behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation.

(B) Be licensed and in good standing as a registered nurse in the state in which services are provided, with experience in behavioral health care; complete web-based training for behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation as specified by ODMHSAS; complete one (1) day of face-to-face behavioral health case management training and two (2) days of face-to-face behavioral health rehabilitation training as specified by ODMHSAS; and pass web-based competency exams for behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation.

(C) Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in any field earned from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the USDE and a current certification or Children's Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA); complete the behavioral health case management web-based training as specified by ODMHSAS; complete one (1) day of face-to-face behavioral health case management training; and pass web-based competency exams for behavioral health case management. Applicants who have not received a certificate in children's psychiatric rehabilitation from the USPRA must also complete the behavioral health rehabilitation web-based training as specified by ODMHSAS.

(D) Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in any field and proof of active progression toward obtaining a clinical licensure master's or doctoral degree at a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the USDE and complete web-based training for behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation as specified by ODMHSAS; complete one (1) day of face-to-face behavioral health case management training and two (2) days of face-to-face behavioral health rehabilitation training as specified by ODMHSAS; and pass web-based competency exams in behavioral health case management and behavioral health rehabilitation.

(2) The CM I meets the requirements in either (A) or (B) and (C):

(A) Completed sixty (60) college credit hours; or

(B) Possesses a high school diploma with thirty-six (36) total months of experience working with persons who have a mental illness and/or substance abuse. Documentation of experience on file with ODMHSAS; and

(C) Completes two (2) days of ODMHSAS specified behavioral health case management training and passes a web-based competency exam for behavioral health case management.

(3) Wraparound facilitator case manager is anLBHP, licensure candidate or CADC that meets the qualifications for CM II and has the following:

(A) Successful completion of the ODMHSAS training for wraparound facilitation within six (6) months of employment; and

(B) Participate in ongoing coaching provided by ODMHSAS and employing agency; and

(C) Successfully complete wraparound credentialing process within nine (9) months of beginning process; and

(D) Direct supervision or immediate access and a minimum of one (1) hour weekly clinical consultation with a qualified mental health professional, as required by ODMHSAS.

(4) Intensive case manager is an LBHP, licensure candidate, or CADC that meets the provider qualifications of a CM II and has the following:

(A) A minimum of two (2) years behavioral health case management experience, crisis diversion experience, and

(B) Must have attended the ODMHSAS six (6) hours intensive case management training.

 

 

 

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.