Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 50]
Action Mental Health Skill-building Services
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 10/23/2015
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9/24/15  9:30 am
Commenter: Donna Harris, LPC, Emergency Services Program Supervisor, CIBH

12VAC30-50-226. Community mental health services. 5 B. Crisis Intervention

Region V ES Council have discussed this issue in the past and agree that requiring authorization for Crisis Intervention and Crisis Stabilization is not in the best interest of the individual being served . The proposed change to require authorization rather than the current required registration will create a barrier to immediate access to a level of care that is less restrictive in nature and prevents hospitalization.

CommentID: 42183