317:30-5-95.35. Certificate of need requirements for members under the age of twenty-one (21) in psychiatric hospital and PRTFs
(a) General requirements.This Section establishes the requirements for certification of the need for inpatient psychiatric services provided to individuals under twenty-one (21) years of age in psychiatric hospitals, in accordance with Section 1905(a) 16 and (h) of the Social Security Act, and in PRTFs, in accordance with 42 C.F.R. ' 483.354. Pursuant to this federal law, a team, consisting of physicians and other qualified personnel, shall determine that inpatient services are necessary and can reasonably be expected to improve the member's condition. These requirements do not apply to an admission to a psychiatric unit of a general hospital.
(1) "Independent team" means a team that is not associated with the facility, such that no team member has an employment or consultant relationship with the admitting facility. The independent team shall include a licensed physician who has competence in diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, preferably child psychiatry, and who has knowledge of the member's clinical condition and situation. The independent team shall also include at least one (1) other LBHP.
(2) "Interdisciplinary team" means, as defined by 42 C.F.R. ' 441.156, a team of physicians and other personnel who are employed by, or who provide services to, SoonerCare members in the facility or program. The interdisciplinary team must include, at a minimum, either a board-eligible or board-certified psychiatrist; or, a licensed physician and a psychologist licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (OSBEP) who has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology; or, a licensed physician with specialized training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases, and a psychologist licensed by the OSBEP. The interdisciplinary team must also include one (1) of the following:
(D) An occupational therapist who is licensed by the state in which the individual is practicing, if applicable, and who has specialized training or one (1) year of experience in treating mentally ill individuals.
(2) Proper treatment of the member's psychiatric condition requires services on an inpatient basis under the direction of a physician; and