(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Community mental health agency or facility" means a community mental health agency or facility that has its community mental health services certified by the department of mental health under section 5119.611 of the Revised Code or by the department of job and family services.
(2) "Mental health professional" means a person qualified to work with mentally ill persons under the standards established by the director of mental health pursuant to section 5119.611 of the Revised Code.
(B) The state medicaid plan may include provision of the following mental health services when provided by community mental health agencies or facilities:
(1) Outpatient mental health services, including, but not limited to, preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and palliative interventions rendered to individuals in an individual or group setting by a mental health professional in accordance with a plan of treatment appropriately established, monitored, and reviewed;
(2) Partial-hospitalization mental health services rendered by persons directly supervised by a mental health professional;
(3) Unscheduled, emergency mental health services of a kind ordinarily provided to persons in crisis when rendered by persons supervised by a mental health professional;
(4) Subject to receipt of federal approval, assertive community treatment and intensive home-based mental health services.
(C) The department of job and family services shall enter into a separate contract with the department of mental health under section 5111.91 of the Revised Code with regard to the component of the medicaid program provided for by this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28,HB 153, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2011.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 10-01-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007