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317:30-5-94.Definitions

[Issued 09-14-2020]
   The following words and terms, when used in this Part, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Adult" meansan individual twenty-one (21) and over, unless otherwise specified. Refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-1-4.

"C.F.R." means Code of Federal Regulations.

"Child" means an individual under the age of twenty (21) in an inpatient psychiatric setting as per 42 C.F.R. ' 441. 151(a)(3). If an individual is receiving services before he or she reaches twenty-one (21), then the individual can continue to receive services until the individual no longer requires the services or the date the individual turns twenty-two (22), whichever comes first. For services other than inpatient psychiatric services or otherwise specified by statute, regulation, and/or policy adopted by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), refer to OAC 317:30-1-4.

"C.M.S" means Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"General hospital" means a general medical surgical hospital, as defined by Section 1-701 (2) of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

"Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD)" means a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution of more than sixteen (16) beds that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons with mental diseases, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services, as defined by 42 C.F.R. ' 435.1010.

"Licensed behavioral health professional (LBHP)" means any of the following practitioners:

(A) 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.

(B) 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 (i) through (vi).

(i) Psychology;

(ii) Social work (clinical specialty only);

(iii) Professional counselor;

(iv) Marriage and family therapist;

(v) Behavioral practitioner; or

(vi) Alcohol and drug counselor.

(C) An advanced practice registered nurse 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.

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

"Licensure candidate" means a practitioner 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 (B)(i) through (vi) above. The supervising LBHP responsible for the member's care must:

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

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

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

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

(E) 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.

"OHCA" means Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

"OAC" means Oklahoma Administrative Code.

"O.S." means Oklahoma Statutes.

"Psychiatric hospital" means an institution which is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of a physician, psychiatric services for the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill persons, as defined by Section 1395x(f) of Title 42 of the United States Code.

"Psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF)" means a non-hospital facility contracted with the OHCA to provide inpatient psychiatric services to SoonerCare-eligible members under the age of twenty-one (21), as defined by 42 C.F.R. ' 483.352.

"U.S.C." means United States Code.

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.