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317:30-5-263. Definitions

Revised 9-14-20

The following words or terms, when used in this Part, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)" means a registered nurse in good standing with the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided, who has completed an accredited graduate level advanced practice registered nursing education program approved by the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided, and possesses a current national certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided. APRN services are limited to the scope of their practice as defined in Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.) ' 567.3a and corresponding rules and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 485:10-5-1 through 485:10-16-9.

"Behavioral health rehabilitation (BHR) services" means goal-oriented outpatient interventions that target the maximum reduction of mental and/or behavioral health impairments and strive to restore the members to their best possible mental and/or behavioral health functioning.

"Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)" means the federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid.

"Certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC)" means an individual with an Oklahoma certification as an alcohol and drug counselor.

"Certified behavioral health case manager (CM)" means an individual who is certified by the ODMHSAS as a behavioral health case manager pursuant to OAC, Title 450, Chapter 50. Refer to OAC 317:30-5-240.3(h).

"Certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHC)" means a service delivery model designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and/or substance abuse rehabilitative services. Services are furnished by an interdisciplinary and mobile mental health team that functions interchangeably.

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

"Facility-based crisis stabilization (FBCS)" means emergency psychiatric and substance abuse services aimed at resolving crisis situations. The services provided are emergency stabilization, which includes a protected environment, chemotherapy, detoxification, individual and group treatment, and medical assessment.

"Family support and training provider (FSP)" means an individual who provides a system of care that is child-centered with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided, to assist in keeping the family together and preventing an out-of-home placement. FSP providers must:

(A) Have a high school diploma or equivalent;

(B) Be twenty-one (21) years of age and have a successful experience as a family member of a child or youth with serious emotional disturbance, or have lived experience as the primary caregiver of a child or youth 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 with Child Welfare/Child Protective Services involvement;

(C) Successfully complete family support training according to a curriculum approved by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and pass the examination with a score of eighty percent (80%) or better;

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

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

(F) 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.

"Illness/wellness management and recovery (IMR/WMR)" means evidence-based practice models designed to help people who have experienced psychiatric symptoms. Elements include: developing personalized strategies for managing their mental illness and moving forward with their lives; setting and pursuing personal goals; learning information and skills to develop a sense of mastery over their psychiatric illness; and helping clients put strategies into action in their everyday lives.

"Institution for mental disease (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.

"Intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID)" means a facility which primarily provides health-related care and services above the level of custodial care to intellectually disabled individuals but does not provide the level of care available in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

"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 medical resident in psychiatry;

(B) A practitioner with a current license to practice in the state in which services are provided, within one (1) of the following areas of practice:

(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 APRN, certified in a psychiatric mental health specialty, and licensed as a registered nurse with a current certification of recognition from the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided; or

(D) A physician assistant (PA) with a current license to practice 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.

"Licensure candidate" means a practitioner who is actively and regularly receiving board approved supervision, and extended supervision by a fully licensed clinician if the board's supervision requirement is met but the individual is not yet licensed, to become licensed in a specific area of practice as outlined 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) Show that the member's medical record meet the requirements for reimbursement 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.

"OAC" means Oklahoma Administrative Code, the publication authorized by Section 256 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes known as The Oklahoma Administrative Code, or, prior to its publication, the compilation of codified rules authorized by 75 O.S. ' 256(A)(1)(a) and maintained in the Office of Administrative Rules.

"ODMHSAS" means the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

"OHCA" means the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

"O.S." means Oklahoma Statutes.

"Peer recovery support specialist (PRSS)" means an individual certified by ODMHSAS as a peer recovery support specialist pursuant to requirements found in OAC 450:53.

"Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)" means a home and community based acute and long-term care services program for eligible individuals who meet the medical requirements for nursing facility care and can be served safely and appropriately in the community.

"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.

"Psychosocial rehabilitation services (PSR)" means face-to-face Behavioral Health Rehabilitation services which are necessary to improve the member's ability to function in the community. They are performed to improve the skills and abilities of members to live independently in the community, improve self-care and social skills, and promote lifestyle change and recovery practices.

"Qualified behavioral health aide (QBHA)" means a behavioral health aide who must meet requirements described in OAC 317:30-5-240.3.

"Registered nurse (RN)" means an individual who is a graduate of an approved school of nursing and is appropriately licensed in the state in which he or she practices.

"Serious emotional disturbance (SED)" means a condition experienced by persons from birth to eighteen (18) who have a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria outlined in OAC 317:30-5-240.1.

"Serious mental illness (SMI)" means a condition experienced by persons age eighteen (18) and over that have a diagnosable mental, behavior, or emotional disorder that causes serious functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Specific diagnostic criteria is outlined in OAC 317:30-5-240.1.

"System of care values" means a philosophy, which embraces a family-driven, child-centered model of care that integrates and coordinates the efforts of different agencies and providers to individualize care in the least restrictive setting that is clinically appropriate.

"Wellness recovery action plans (WRAP)" means a self- management and recovery system designed to:

(A) Decrease intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors;

(B) Increase personal empowerment;

(C) Improve quality of life; and

(D) Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams.

"Wraparound approach" means a team-based planning and implementation process to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families by developing individualized plans of care. The key characteristics of the process are that the plan is developed by a family centered team, is individualized based on the strengths and culture of the child and his or her family, and is driven by needs rather than services.

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