5122-25-02 Accreditation.

(A) An agency seeking certification for one or more of the following services may attain appropriate behavioral health accreditation prior to submitting an application for certification:

(1) Behavioral health counseling and therapy service as defined in rule 5122-29-03 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Mental health assessment service as defined in rule 5122-29-04 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Pharmacologic management service as defined in rule 5122-29-05 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Partial hospitalization service as defined in rule 5122-29-06 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Crisis intervention mental health service as defined in rule 5122-29-10 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST) service as defined in rule 5122-29-17 of the Administrative Code; and/or

(7) Intensive home based treatment (IHBT) service as defined in rule 5122-29-28 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Behavioral health accreditation referenced in paragraph (A) of this rule shall be obtained from one or more of the following accrediting bodies:

(1) "The Joint Commission;"

(2) "The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities;" and/or

(3) "The Council on Accreditation ."

(C) The department may:

(1) Add the names of other accrediting bodies to those listed in paragraph (B) of this rule if it determines that such bodies meet its accreditation requirements.

(2) Likewise, the department may delete the names of accrediting bodies from those listed in paragraph (B) of this rule if it determines that such bodies no longer meet its accreditation requirements.

(a) An agency accredited by a body the department chooses to delete from those listed in paragraph (B) of this rule shall remain certified until its current accreditation expires. If an agency wishes to retain certification after that time, it must attain accreditation from a body recognized by the department.

(D) An agency granted deemed status in accordance with rule 5122-25-03 of the Administrative Code shall maintain its accreditation throughout its term of certification. Should an agency choose to not submit a renewal application to its accrediting body, the agency shall immediately notify the department and will be subject to a full certification survey.

(E) The agency shall inform the department, appropriate community mental health boards, and local client advocacy groups in writing of its accreditation survey date(s) at least thirty days prior to the beginning of a scheduled accreditation survey, or when the agency is given less than thirty days notice of a scheduled survey, within seven days of receiving notice from the accrediting body. An agency undergoing an unannounced or unscheduled accreditation survey shall inform the department within seven days after the conclusion of the unannounced or unscheduled accreditation survey.

Effective: 07/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/16/2013 and 07/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5119.61(A) , 5119.611(E)
Rule Amplifies: 5119.61(A) , 5119.611(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/2003, 3/25/2004. 11/15/2004, 7/1/2005, 1/9/2006, 8/23/2007, 7/1/2009