Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3940 - Transportation: Secured Transports

Current through Register Vol. 60, No. 12, December 1, 2021

(1) "Secured transport" means NEMT services for the involuntary transport of members who are in danger of harming themselves or others. Secured transports may be used when:
(a) The CCO verified that the secured transporter has met the requirements of the secured transport protocol pursuant to OAR 309-033-0200 through 309-033-0970, and the secured transporter is able to transport the member who is in crisis or at immediate risk of harming themselves or others due to mental or emotional problems or substance abuse; and
(b) The transport is to a Medicaid enrolled facility that the Authority recognizes as being able to treat the immediate medical or behavioral health care needs of the member in crisis.
(2) One additional attendant may accompany the member at no additional charge when medically appropriate, such as to administer medications in-route or to satisfy legal requirements including, but not limited to, when a parent, legal guardian, or escort is required during transport.
(3) The CCO shall authorize transports to and from OHP covered medical services for an eligible member for court ordered medical services with the following exceptions:
(a) The member is in the custody of or under the legal jurisdiction of any law enforcement agency;
(b) The member is an inmate of a public institution as defined in OAR 461-135-0950 (Eligibility for Inmates); or
(c) The Authority has suspended the member's OHP eligibility pursuant to ORS 411.439.
(4) The CCO shall assume that a member returning to their place of residence is no longer in crisis or at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, and is, therefore, able to use non-secured transportation. In the event that a secured transport is medically appropriate to return a member to their place of residence, the CCO shall obtain written documentation signed by the treating medical professional stating the circumstances that required secured transport. The CCO shall retain the documentation and a copy of the order in their record for the Authority to review.
(5) The CCO may approve and pay for secured medical transport provided to a person going to or from a court hearing or to or from a commitment hearing if there is no other source of funding for this transport.
(6) This rule does not apply to ambulance providers, ambulance vehicles, or ambulance personnel that are licensed and regulated by ORS chapter 682 and OAR chapter 333, divisions 250, 255, 260 and 265, whether providing ambulance or stretcher transports.


Or. Admin. R. 410-141-3940
DMAP 57-2019, adopt filed 12/17/2019, effective 1/1/2020

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.042 & ORS 414.625

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 414.625

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