N.J. Admin. Code § 10:52A-4.6 - Staffing

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The APH and PH shall be staffed with personnel, who are licensed, when required, appropriately credentialed, culturally competent and trained to provide APH and PH services as set forth in this chapter. Staff may be engaged on a full time, part time or consulting basis, provided that services are adequate to meet the program needs of participating beneficiaries.
(b) The APH program shall maintain a qualified direct and clinical care staff-to-beneficiary ratio of 1:6 for active programming.
(c) The PH program shall maintain a qualified direct and clinical care staff-to-beneficiary ratio of 1:15 for active programming.
(d) For APH and PH each program shall have:
1. A program director who shall:
i. Have primary responsibility for program operation, development and management;
ii. Possess a professional credential such as:
(1) Licensed clinical social worker;
(2) Licensed professional counselor;
(3) Licensed rehabilitation counselor;
(4) Licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor;
(5) Licensed psychologist;
(6) Advanced Practice Nurse; or
(7) Master of Science in Nursing with the requisite number of years of experience or possess a master's degree in a human service field and five years experience in mental health services, with two years supervisory experience; or
iii. Be available for crisis consultation and management and for coordination with outside practitioners;
2. A medical director who shall be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and be board certified in psychiatry. The medical director must be available to the APH program for sufficient time to oversee all clinical and medical responsibilities;
3. A psychiatrist or advanced practice nurse who shall provide oversight of clinical activity including psychiatric evaluations, medication prescription and individual therapy and shall be available for consultation or emergencies during operation of the program. The Medical Director may also provide this function; and
4. Staff, which shall also include the following, based upon the types of services and the intensity of services required by the beneficiaries:
i. Professional registered nurse(s);
ii. Clinician(s);
iii. Primary case coordinator(s) or counselor(s);
iv. Mental health service worker(s);
v. Qualified addictions staff, as required; and/or
vi. Primary staff providing pre-vocational services.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:52A-4.6
Amended by R.2012 d.050, effective 3/5/2012.
See: 43 N.J.R. 2112(a), 44 N.J.R. 594(a).
In (c), substituted "1:15" for "1:12".

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