Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-85.1 - Acute care in psychiatric hospitals

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

These rules do not apply to general hospitals with psychiatric units.

(1) Psychiatric hospitals serving persons aged 21 and older A psychiatric hospital serving persons aged 21 and older shall meet the federal criteria for an institution for mental disease and shall be licensed pursuant to department of inspections and appeals rule 481-51.36 (135B). An out-of-state facility shall be licensed as a psychiatric hospital, shall meet the federal criteria for an institution for mental disease, and shall be certified to participate in the Medicare program. An institution is an institution for mental disease only if its overall character is that of a facility established and maintained primarily for the care and treatment of persons with mental diseases. The following guidelines are used by the department in evaluating the overall character of a facility. These guidelines are all useful in identifying institutions for mental disease; however, no single guideline is necessarily determinative in any given case.
a. The facility:
(1) Is licensed as a psychiatric facility for the care and treatment of persons with mental diseases.
(2) Advertises or holds itself out as a facility for the care and treatment of persons with mental diseases.
(3) Is accredited as a psychiatric facility by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations or by any other federally recognized accrediting organization that has comparable standards or surveys and is approved by the department of inspections and appeals.
(4) Specializes in providing psychiatric or psychological care and treatment. This may be ascertained through review of patients' records. It may also be indicated by the fact that an unusually large proportion of the staff has specialized psychiatric or psychological training or that a large proportion of the patients are receiving psychopharmacological drugs.
(5) Is under the jurisdiction of the division of behavioral, developmental, and protective services for families, adults, and children of the department.
b. More than 50 percent of all the patients in the facility have mental diseases which require inpatient treatment according to the patient's medical records.
c. A large proportion of the patients in the facility has been transferred from a state mental institution for continuing treatment of their mental disorders.
d. Independent review teams report a preponderance of mental illness in the diagnoses of the patients in the facility.
e. The average patient age is significantly lower than that of a typical nursing home.
f. Part or all of the facility consists of locked wards.
(2) Psychiatric hospitals serving persons under the age of 21. A psychiatric hospital serving persons under the age of 21 shall be licensed pursuant to department of inspections and appeals rule 481-5I.36 (135B) or shall be licensed in another state as a hospital, shall be accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, or by any other federally recognized accrediting organization that has comparable standards or surveys and is approved by the department of inspections and appeals, and shall meet federal service requirements.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 441-85.1

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