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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 Ends 10/23/2015
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9/25/15  2:55 pm
Commenter: Keith Richardson

Some clarification
 

G. Intensive community treatment (ICT).

1. A service-specific provider intake that documents eligibility and the need for this service shall be completed by either the LMHP, LMHP-supervisee, LMHP-resident, or LMHP-RP prior to the initiation of services. This intake documentation shall be maintained in the individual's records. Proper completion of the service-specific provider intake shall comport with the requirements of 12VAC30-50-130.

The aformentioned paragraph
SSPI cannot be completed by LMHP-RP as the changes in January 2015 do not apply to case management



"LMHP-supervisee in social work," "LMHP-supervisee," or "LMHP-S" means the same as "supervisee" is defined in 18VAC140-20-10 for licensed clinical social workers. An LMHP-supervisee in social work shall be in continuous compliance with the regulatory requirements for supervised practice as found in 18VAC140-20-50 and shall not perform the functions of the LMHP-S or be considered a "supervisee" until the supervision for specific clinical duties at a specific site is preapproved in writing by the Virginia Board of Social Work. For purposes of Medicaid reimbursement to their supervisors for services provided by supervisees, these persons shall use the title "Supervisee in Social Work" after their signatures to indicate such status.


What are the purposes for 18VAC125-20-65 and 18VAC140-20-50 generally in reference to LMHP

 

I digress
Continued the quote below

"LMHP-resident in psychology" or "LMHP-RP" means the same as an individual in a residency, as that term is defined in 18VAC125-20-10, program for clinical psychologists.

seemly contradicts and pre-emempts the following paragraph below

18VAC140-20-10

 



Clinical social work services" include the application of social work principles and methods in performing assessments and diagnoses based on a recognized manual of mental and emotional disorders or recognized system of problem definition, preventive and early intervention services and treatment services, including but not limited to psychotherapy and counseling for mental disorders, substance abuse, marriage and family dysfunction, and problems caused by social and psychological stress or health impairment.


because again 18VAC125-20-10
is too broad definitions and does not reference anything such as other parts of Virignia Administrative Code
Title 18 and subsquent chapters

 

 Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP)

– means a physician, licensed clinical psychologist, licensed professional

counselor, licensed clinical social worker, licensed substance abuse

treatment practitioner, licensed marriage and family therapist, or

certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist.

• LMHP Supervisee or Resident (LMHP-S; LMHP-R; LMHP-RP)

– LMHP-R means the same as "resident" as defined in (i) 18VAC115-20-

10 for licensed professional counselors; (ii) 18 VAC115-50-10 for

licensed marriage and family therapists; or (iii) 18 VAC115-60-10 for

licensed substance abuse treatment practitioners;

– LMHP-RP means the same as an individual in a residency program as

defined in 18VAC125-20-10 for clinical psychologists.

– LMHP-S means the same as "supervisee" as defined in 18 VAC140-20-

10 for licensed clinical social workers



 

An LMHP-Supervisee or Resident in any of the above definitions shall

be in continuous compliance with the regulatory requirements for

supervised practice and shall not perform the functions of the LMHP-S,

LMHP-R, or LMHP-RP or be considered a "supervisee" or “resident”

until the supervision for specific clinical duties at a specific site is pre-

approved in writing by the appropriate Virginia Board.



 

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