317:30-5-95.13. Certification and recertification of need for inpatient care for inpatient acute psychiatric services for persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older
The certification and recertification of need for inpatient care for persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older must be in writing and must be signed and dated by the physician who has knowledge of the case and the need for continued inpatient psychiatric care. The certification and recertification documents for all SoonerCare members must be maintained in the member's medical records or in a central file at the facility where the member is or was a resident.
(1) Certification.A physician must certify for each applicant or member that inpatient services in an acute care setting are or were needed. The certification must be made at the time of admission or, if an individual applies for assistance while hospitalized, before OHCA, or its designated agent, authorizes payment.
(2) Recertification.A physician must recertify for each applicant or member that inpatient services in the acute care setting are needed. Recertification must be made at least every sixty (60) days after certification.