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317:30-5-280. Eligible Providers

Revised 9-12-14

     Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals (LBHP) are defined as follows:

  • (1) Allopathic or Osteopathic Physicians 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) Practitioners with a license to practice in the state in which services are provided.

    • (A) Social Worker (clinical specialty only),

    • (B) Professional Counselor,

    • (C) Marriage and Family Therapist,

    • (D) Behavioral Practitioner, or

    • (E) Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

  • (3) Advanced Practice Nurse (certified in psychiatric mental health specialty), licensed as a registered nurse 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 in good standing in  this state and has received specific training for and is experienced in performing mental health therapeutic, diagnostic, or counseling functions.

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