STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION
§ 5221.21. Organizational requirements.
Intensive case management providers shall ensure that the following organizational requirements are met:
(1) The intensive case management program shall be organized or identified as a separate unit within the organization of the enrolled provider.
(2) Overall supervision of the intensive case management unit, as well as individual supervision of intensive case managers, shall be carried out only by mental health professionals. To qualify as a mental health professional under this chapter, an individual shall have at least one of the following:
(i) A masters degree in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, activity therapies, counseling or education and 3 years mental health direct care experience.
(ii) A bachelors degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education, or be a registered nurse, and 5 years mental health direct care experience, 2 of which shall include supervisory experience.
(iii) A bachelors degree in nursing and 3 years mental health direct care experience.
(3) Intensive case managers who are not mental health professionals shall:
(i) Have one of the following:
(A) A bachelors degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, nursing, counseling or education.
(B) Be a registered nurse.
(C) A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology or other social science and 2 years experience in public or private human services with 1 year in direct client contact.
(D) A high school diploma and 5 years of mental health direct care experience in public or private human services with employment as an intensive case management staff person prior to April 1, 1989.
(ii) Be supervised by a mental health professional. A record of supervision shall be on file.
This section cited in 55 Pa. Code § 5221.3 (relating to definitions).
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