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Rule 5122-30-29 | Provision of mental health services in class one facilities.


(A) A class one residential facility shall provide mental health services that are certified in accordance with Chapters 5122-24 to 5122-29 of the Administrative Code.

(1) In a class one facility, the primary purpose shall be to provide room and board, personal care, and mental health services either to meet a temporary need, or as long-term assistance. The provision of room and board and personal care shall be secondary or ancillary to the primary purpose of the facility to provide mental health services, but the provision of room and board, or personal care for an individual resident need not terminate in the event that mental health services are no longer needed by and being provided for the individual resident. Additionally, the facility may admit a person not in need of personal care and mental health services, but shall be required to be licensed as a class one facility if the facility provides mental health services to at least one resident.

(2) The role and function of crisis stabilization units is to provide better intensive residential support with treatment in an appropriate setting less restrictive than that of inpatient care. Crisis stabilization units may appropriately accept individuals placed by probate court order, including individuals under court order to take their medications. However, crisis stabilization units may not forcibly administer medications (except in emergencies). Individuals whose care and supervision requires these steps should be hospitalized, where higher standards of care apply.

(B) All facilities licensed as providing accommodations, supervision, personal care, and mental health services shall, in addition to being licensed as a residential facility, be certified by the department in accordance with Chapters 5122-24 to 5122-29 of the Administrative Code to provide mental health services at the residential facility location.

A facility licensed to provide services to children or adolescents, at a minimum, shall be certified for the general services as described by rule 5122-29-03 of the Administrative Code and make available as described in that rule the following activities:

(1) Assessments;

(2) Counseling and therapy; and,

(3) Medical activities.

(C) Each class one facility shall specify, in policy and procedures, the role and responsibilities of qualified providers in identifying and meeting the mental health needs of persons, in relation to the goals and program of the treatment facility. Each class one facility shall assure and provide for the staffing of qualified provider(s) to meet each resident's individualized treatment plan requirements twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

(D) A crisis stabilization unit shall ensure the ability to adjust staffing levels according to the number and intensity of need of the persons being served at any given point in time.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 5119.34
Amplifies: 5119.34
Five Year Review Date: 6/30/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 5/10/1979, 5/1/1981, 10/14/1982, 1/1/2000, 8/1/2002