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55 Pa. Code § 5200.51. Provider service description.


§ 5200.51. Provider service description.

 (a)  Prior to the delivery of MMHT services, a psychiatric outpatient clinic shall submit to the Department for approval a MMHT service description that includes the information required under subsection (b). A psychiatric outpatient clinic shall submit a revised service description to the Department if there are changes to the information required under subsection (b).

 (b)  A service description must include all of the following:

   (1)  The population to be served, including all of the following:

     (i)   Expected number of individuals to be served.

     (ii)   The age ranges of the individuals to be served.

     (iii)   The presenting problems and other characteristics supporting the need for MMHT services.

     (iv)   The location of the provision of the services, whether in the home or community or both.

     (v)   The goals, objectives and expected outcomes of the MMHT services.

   (2)  Staffing pattern, including all of the following:

     (i)   Number of mental health professionals, licensed clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists providing MMHT services.

     (ii)   The qualifications of a staff person providing a MMHT service.

     (iii)   The specific clinical services to be provided by each staff.

   (3)  The policies and procedures for all of the following:

     (i)   The supervision of MMHT services.

     (ii)   Staff support in the provision of MMHT services.

     (iii)   Coordination of care with physical health services.

 (c)  A psychiatric outpatient clinic shall provide MMHT services only as set forth in its approved service description.


   The provisions of this §  5200.51 adopted under sections 201(2) and 1021 of the Human Services Code (62 P.S. § §  201(2) and 1021); sections 105 and 112 of the Mental Health Procedures Act (50 P.S. § §  7105 and 7112); section 201(2) of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. §  4201(2)); and section 4 of the Outpatient Psychiatric Oversight Act (Act of May 31, 2018) (P.L. 123, No. 25).


   The provisions of this §  5200.51 adopted October 11, 2019, effective October 12, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 5943.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  1153.41 (relating to participation requirements).

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