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317:30-5-95.29. Medical necessity criteria Acute II and PRTF admissions for children

[Revised 09-12-22]

Acute II and PRTF admissions for individuals under twenty-one (21) must meet the terms and conditions in (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and one (1) of the terms and conditions of (6)(A) through (D) of this subsection.

(1) A primary diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) with the exception of V-codes, adjustment disorders, and substance-related disorders, accompanied by detailed symptoms supporting the diagnosis. Members eighteen (18) to twenty (20) years of age may have a diagnosis of any personality disorder. Adjustment or substance-related disorders may be a secondary diagnosis.

(2) Conditions are directly attributed to a mental disorder as the primary reason for professional attention (this does not include placement issues, criminal behavior, or status offenses).

(3) Patient has either received treatment in an acute setting or it has been determined by the OHCA, or its designated agent, that the current disabling symptoms could not or have not been manageable in a less-intensive treatment program.

(4) Member must be medically stable.

(5) Requires twenty-four (24) hour observation and treatment as evidenced by:

(A) Intensive behavioral management;

(B) Intensive treatment with the family/guardian and child in a structured milieu; and

(C) Intensive treatment in preparation for re-entry into community.

(6) Within the past fourteen (14) calendar days, the patient has demonstrated an escalating pattern of self-injurious or assaultive behaviors as evidenced by any of (A) through (D) below. Exceptions to the fourteen (14) day requirement may be made in instances when evidence of the behavior could not have reasonably been discovered within fourteen (14) days (e.g., sexual offenses).

(A) Suicidal ideation and/or threat.

(B) History of/or current self-injurious behavior.

(C) Serious threats or evidence of physical aggression.

(D) Current incapacitating psychosis or depression.

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.