14-193 C.M.R. ch. 7, § A - DEFINITIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

(1) Client. A client is a person receiving mental health services from an agency licensed, funded or operated by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation or from any public or private inpatient psychiatric unit.
(2) Direct care. An individual provides direct care if, on other than a fee for service basis, the individual assists a client in the tasks of daily living, such as the taking of medication, making or meeting appointments, the planning or preparing of meals or other household chores. The provision of transportation or of financial support alone do not constitute direct care.
(3) Licensed mental health professional. For the purposes of these rules, a licensed mental health professional is an individual who is practicing in one of the following professions and who meets the licensing standards of that profession as described below and who also either is contracted by or in the employ of an agency licensed or funded by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the provision of mental health services or is in the employ of or practicing in a public or private inpatient psychiatric unit, including the state operated mental health institutes.
a. A psychiatrist who has a current and valid license to practice medicine in the State of Maine and who is certified by, eligible for certification by, or who upon completion of a current residency program and post-residency requirements will become eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
b. A psychologist who is licensed as a psychologist by the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
c. A nurse who is licensed as a registered professional nurse by the Maine State Board of Nursing and who holds a Master's or higher degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing awarded by an accredited institution of higher learning or who is certified by the American Nurses' Association as a psychiatric and mental health nurse or as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health nursing.
d. A social worker who is licensed as a licensed clinical social worker or as a licensed master social worker by the Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure in accordance with 32 M.R.SA 7001-A, et seq.
e. A licensed clinical professional counselor who is licensed by the Maine State Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure in accordance with 32 M.R.SA. 13851 et seq.
(4) Lives with. An individual lives with a client only if the client and individual have a marital, familial or other significant relationship and reside in the same household. For purposes of this section, a landlord, boarding or foster home operator or other individual who receives payment for a client's lodging and/or care, or an individual who has a cost sharing arrangement with a client, as would a roommate, is not an individual who lives with the client.


14-193 C.M.R. ch. 7, § A

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