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317:30-5-95.27. Medical necessity criteria for admission - inpatient chemical dependency detoxification for children

Revised 6-25-12

     Inpatient chemical dependency detoxification admissions for children must meet the terms and conditions contained in (1), (2), (3), and one of (4)(A) through (D) of this subsection.

  • (1) Any psychoactive substance dependency disorder described in the most recent edition of "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM) with detailed symptoms supporting the diagnosis and need for medical detoxification, except for cannabis, nicotine, or caffeine dependencies.

  • (2) Conditions are directly attributable to a substance dependency disorder as the primary need for professional attention (this does not include placement issues, criminal behavior, or status offenses).

  • (3) It has been determined by the OHCA designated agent that the current disabling symptoms could not be managed or have not been manageable in a lesser intensive treatment program.

  • (4) Requires secure 24-hour nursing/medical supervision as evidenced by:

    • (A) Need for active and aggressive pharmacological interventions.

    • (B) Need for stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms.

    • (C) Need extensive treatment under physician direction.

    • (D) Physiological evidence or expectation of withdrawal symptoms which require 24-hour medical supervision.

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