Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1201 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

1. Administration. The program shall be administered as specified in A.R.S. § 36-2903.

2. Provision of services. Behavioral health services shall be provided as specified in A.R.S. § 36-2907 and this Chapter.

3. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Article:

"Adult behavioral health therapeutic home" as defined in 9 A.A.C. 10, Article 1.

a. "Agency" for the purposes of this Article means a behavioral health facility, a classification of a health care institution, including a mental health treatment agency defined in A.R.S. § 36-501, that is licensed to provide behavioral health services according to A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 4.

"Assessment" means an analysis of a patients need for physical health services or behavioral health services to determine which services a health care institution will provide to the patient.

b. "Behavior management services" means services that assist the member in carrying out daily living tasks and other activities essential for living in the community, including personal care services.

c. "Behavioral health adult therapeutic home" means a licensed behavioral health service agency that is the licensee's residence where behavioral health adult therapeutic home care services are provided to at least one, but no more than three individuals, who reside at the residence, have been diagnosed with behavioral health issues, and are provided with food and are integrated into the licensee's family.

d. "Behavioral health therapeutic home care services" means interactions that teach the client living, social, and communication skills to maximize the client's ability to live and participate in the community and to function independently, including assistance in the self-administration of medication and any ancillary services indicated by the client's treatment plan, as appropriate.

e. "Behavioral health evaluation" means the assessment of a member's medical, psychological, psychiatric, or social condition to determine if a behavioral health disorder exists and, if so, to establish a treatment plan for all medically necessary services.

f. "Behavioral health medical practitioner" means a health care practitioner with at least one year of full-time behavioral health work experience.

g. "Behavioral health professional" means the same as in A.A.C. R9-20-101

h. "Behavioral health service" means a service provided for the evaluation and diagnosis of a mental health or substance abuse condition and the planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation of the member.

"Behavioral health services" means medical services, nursing services, health-related services, or ancillary services provided to an individual to address the individual's behavioral health issue.

i. "Behavioral health technician" means the same as in A.A.C. R9-20-101.

"Behavioral health technician" means an individual who is not a behavioral health professional who provides behavioral health services at or for a health care institution according to the health care institution's policies and procedures that: a. If the behavioral health services were provided in a setting other than a licensed health care institution, the individual would be required to be licensed as a behavioral professional under A.R.S. Title 32, Chapter 33; and b. Are provided with clinical oversight by a behavioral health professional.

j. "Case management" for the purposes of this Article, means services and activities that enhance treatment, compliance, and effectiveness of treatment.

k. "Certified psychiatric nurse practitioner" means a registered nurse practitioner who meets the psychiatric specialty area requirements under A.A.C. R4-19-505(C).

l. "Client" for the purposes of this rule means the same as in A.A.C. R9-22-101

"Clinical oversight" means as described under 9 A.A.C. 10.

m. "Cost avoid" means to avoid payment of a third-party liability claim when the probable existence of third-party liability has been established under 42 CFR 433.139(b).

Court-ordered evaluation" has the same meaning as "evaluation" in A.R.S. § 36-501.

Court-ordered pre-petition screening" has the same meaning as "pre-petition screening" in A.R.S. § 36-501.

Court-ordered treatment" means treatment provided according to A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 5.

"Crisis services" means immediate and unscheduled behavioral health services provided to a patient to address an acute behavioral health issue affecting the patient.

"Direct supervision" has the same meaning as "supervision" in A.R.S. § 36-401.

"Emergency medical services provider" has the same meaning as in A.R.S. § 36-2201.

"Health care institution" has the same meaning as defined in A.R.S. § 36-401.

n. "Health care practitioner" means a:


Physician assistant;

Nurse practitioner; or

Other individual licensed and authorized by law to use and prescribe medication and devices, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1901.

o. "Licensee" means the same as in 9 A.A.C. 10, Article 1.

p. "OBHL" means the same as in A.A.C. R9-20-101.

"Medical practitioner" means a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.

q. "Partial care" means a day program of services provided to individual members or groups that is designed to improve the ability of a person to function in a community, and includes basic, therapeutic, and medical day programs.

r. "Physician assistant" means the same as in A.R.S. § 32-2501 except that when providing a behavioral health service, the physician assistant shall be supervised by an AHCCCS-registered psychiatrist.

s. "Psychiatrist" means a physician who meets the licensing requirements under A.R.S. § 32-1401 or a doctor of osteopathy who meets the licensing requirements under A.R.S. § 32-1800, and meets the additional requirements of a psychiatrist under A.R.S. § 36-501.

t. "Psychologist" means a person who meets the licensing requirements under A.R.S. §§ 32-2061 and 36-501.

u. "Qualified behavioral health service provider" means a behavioral health service provider that meets the requirements of R9-22-1206.

v. "Respite" means a period of care and supervision of a member to provide rest or relief to a family member or other person caring for the member. Respite provides activities and services to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of the member during respite.

w. "TRBHA" or "Tribal Regional Behavioral Health Authority" means a Native American tribe under contract with ADHS/DBHS to coordinate the delivery of behavioral health services to eligible and enrolled members of the federally-recognized tribal nation.


Ariz. Admin. Code § R9-22-1201
Adopted under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Ch. 6, pursuant to Laws 1992, Ch. 301, § 61, effective November 1, 1992; received in the Office of the Secretary of State November 25, 1992 (Supp. 92-4). Amended under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Ch. 6, pursuant to Laws 1992, Ch. 301, § 61, effective September 30, 1993 (Supp. 93-3). Amended under an exemption from A.R.S. Title 41, Ch. 6, pursuant to Laws 1995, Ch. 204, §11, effective October 1, 1995; filed with the Secretary of State September 29, 1995 (Supp. 95-4). Section repealed; new Section adopted by final rulemaking at 6 A.A.R. 179, effective December 13, 1999 (Supp. 99-4). Amended by exempt rulemaking at 7 A.A.R. 4593, effective October 1, 2001 (Supp. 01-3). Amended by final rulemaking at 13 A.A.R. 836, effective May 5, 2007 (Supp. 07-1). Amended by final rulemaking at 20 A.A.R. 3098, effective 1/4/2015.

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