qualified residential treatment program

(4) Qualified residential treatment program For purposes of this part, the term “qualified residential treatment program” means a program that— (A) has a trauma-informed treatment model that is designed to address the needs, including clinical needs as appropriate, of children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders or disturbances and, with respect to a child, is able to implement the treatment identified for the child by the assessment of the child required under section 675a(c) of this title ; (B) subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), has registered or licensed nursing staff and other licensed clinical staff who— (i) provide care within the scope of their practice as defined by State law; (ii) are on-site according to the treatment model referred to in subparagraph (A); and (iii) are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week; (C) to extent appropriate, and in accordance with the child’s best interests, facilitates participation of family members in the child’s treatment program; (D) facilitates outreach to the family members of the child, including siblings, documents how the outreach is made (including contact information), and maintains contact information for any known biological family and fictive kin of the child; (E) documents how family members are integrated into the treatment process for the child, including post-discharge, and how sibling connections are maintained; (F) provides discharge planning and family-based aftercare support for at least 6 months post-discharge; and (G) is licensed in accordance with section 671(a)(10) of this title and is accredited by any of the following independent, not-for-profit organizations: (i) The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). (ii) The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). (iii) The Council on Accreditation (COA). (iv) Any other independent, not-for-profit accrediting organization approved by the Secretary.


42 USC § 672(k)(4)

Scoping language

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