14-193 C.M.R. ch. 40, § 1 - Purpose and Scope

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

To remain consistent with the Department's goals of developing a system of care for adults with mental illness in the state of Maine, that is high quality, accountable, cost-effective, fair and client centered, a protocol and criteria for preauthorization of specialized out-of-state mental health treatment have been developed.

Requests for specialized out-of-state treatment come from a variety of sources and are directed to staff at every level of the Department. Clients for whom such requests are made may be currently engaged in outpatient treatment, in-patient treatment or no treatment. Therefore, a consistency of approach to make these decisions with clear criteria for authorizing specialized treatment based on medical necessity, best clinical practice, and cost-effectiveness is in the interest of everyone affected by these decisions.


14-193 C.M.R. ch. 40, § 1

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