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340:75-16-45. Outpatient behavioral health services

Revised 9-15-16

(a) The child in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) custody is eligible to receive a behavioral health assessment once per local community mental health center services provider or other outpatient Medicaid approved provider, without prior authorization.The behavioral health service plan development may also be provided without prior authorization.

(b) Prior authorization from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority is required for the child in DHS custody to receive outpatient behavioral health rehabilitative services beyond the initial assessment and service plan development.

(1) The child's assigned child welfare specialist refers the child for services to the local community mental health center or Medicaid approved provider in the county where the child resides.

(2) The mental health professional develops an assessment and service plan to indicate problem areas and potential services.    • 1


Revised 9-15-16

1.Behavioral health assessment and service plan.The assigned child welfare (CW) specialist requests a copy of the assessment and service plan from the Medicaid provider by completing the appropriate confidentiality release required by the Medicaid provider.The assessment and service plan serve as aids to the CW specialist in preparing the DHS treatment and service plan.

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