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OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY

 

DIVISION 70

OYA EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATION STANDARDS

416-070-0010

Definitions

(1) Treatment Services Director: A person who leads and directs OYA clinical direction and treatment services statewide and reports to the OYA Director.

(2) Clinical Supervision: Oversight by a qualified person of mental health services and supports provided according to this rule, including ongoing evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of those services and supports.

(3) Diagnosis: A diagnosis consistent with the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

(4) Mental Health Assessment: The written assessment by a QMHP of an offender’s mental status and emotional, cognitive, family, developmental, behavioral, social, recreational, physical, nutritional, school or vocational, substance abuse, cultural and legal functioning, concluding with a completed DSM five-axes diagnosis, clinical formulation, prognosis for treatment, treatment recommendations and plan.

(5) Mental Status Examination: An overall standardized assessment of an offender’s mental functioning and cognitive abilities.

(6) OYA: Oregon Youth Authority.

(7) Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP): A person who provides mental health treatment services to offenders in OYA facilities.

(8) Treatment Services Supervisor: A person who provides clinical supervision of the mental health treatment services and supports provided by a QMHP at an OYA facility.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & ORS 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

416-070-0020

Credentialing and Certification Process

(1) The Treatment Services Director is responsible for credentialing employees hired as OYA Treatment Services Supervisors and QMHPs.

(2) Treatment Services Supervisors and QMHPs must meet the requirements established in OAR 416-070-0030 as a Treatment Services Supervisor or QMHP.

(3) The Treatment Services Director is responsible for reviewing education, experience and competencies to determine if the individual can be certified as meeting the professional standards of a Treatment Services Supervisor or QMHP as set forth in these rules.

(4) A copy of transcripts, academic degrees, licenses, certifications, and verification forms used to record the credentialing and certification information must be retained in the Treatment Services Supervisor’s or QMHP’s personnel file.

(5) OYA must provide to each person certified as a QMHP or a Treatment Services Supervisor, a position description describing the duties that the person is certified to provide.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

416-070-0030

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and Treatment Services Supervisor Standards

(1) A person must meet the following minimum qualifications to be certified to work as a QMHP in an OYA facility:

(a) The person is a licensed medical practitioner;

(b) The person has a current Oregon clinical mental health license in good standing; or

(c) The person meets the following minimum qualifications:

(A) Holds any of the following educational degrees:

(i) Graduate degree in psychology; or

(ii) Bachelor's degree in nursing and licensed by the State of Oregon; or

(iii) Graduate degree in social work; or

(iv) Graduate degree in a behavioral science field; or

(v) Graduate degree in recreational, music, or art therapy; or

(vi) Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy and licensed by the State of Oregon; and

(B) Whose education and experience demonstrate the competency to identify precipitating events; gather histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts; assess family, social and work relationships; conduct a Mental Status Examination; document a DSM Diagnosis; write and supervise a treatment plan; draft a Mental Health Assessment and provide individual, family and group therapy within the scope of their training.

(2) A person must meet the following minimum qualifications to be certified to work as a Treatment Services Supervisor in an OYA facility:

(a) A current Oregon clinical mental health license in good standing; and

(b) Provides documentation to OYA demonstrating that the person meets the requirements of the licensing board associated with subsection (a) for provision of independent licensure supervision.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

416-070-0040

Clinical Supervision of QMHP Employees

(1) A QMHP must deliver services under the direct supervision of:

(a) A Treatment Services Supervisor; or

(b) A person designated by the Treatment Services Director to provide clinical supervision.

(2) The Treatment Services Supervisor or person designated by the Treatment Services Director to provide clinical supervision must operate within the scope of his or her practice or licensure, and demonstrate the competency to oversee and evaluate the mental health treatment services and supports provided by a QMHP.

(3) Clinical supervision must be provided at least monthly for each QMHP.

(4) The effectiveness of a QMHP’s mental health services will be evaluated by overseeing the QMHP’s service documentation, case planning, ethical practice, and assessment skills.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

416-070-0050

QMHP Recertification

(1) A QMHP certification issued under these rules is subject to renewal every two years for unlicensed practitioners, and no longer than every two years for licensed practitioners.

(a) A QMHP certification of an unlicensed practitioner will expire on September 30. The issuance date of the certified person's first certification will determine if the certification expires on an odd or even year. Certifications issued in odd-numbered years expire in the next odd-numbered year, and certifications issued in even-numbered years expire in the next even-numbered year.

(b) A QMHP certification of a licensed practitioner will expire when the practitioner’s license expires.

(c) A person seeking renewal of a certification must submit the following to the Treatment Services Director:

(A) A copy of the person’s current annual performance appraisal reflecting performance in mental health services; and

(B) A copy of the person’s current license, if the person is a licensed practitioner; or

(C) If the person is not a licensed practitioner, documentation of the following:

(i) At least 24 hours of clinical supervision per year, prorated based on the person’s date of hire and budgeted position status; and

(ii) At least five hours of training pertinent to the mental health services in an OYA facility which may include OYA training, supervisor-approved completed readings, verified workshop attendance, or class participation in a graduate program focusing on mental health treatment of mental health disorders.

(2) If the person's previous certification has expired, the person must apply for recertification by submitting the documents listed in subsection (c) of this rule to the Treatment Services Director. The person may not provide mental health services until the person is recertified.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

416-070-0060

Variances

(1) The Treatment Services Director may grant a variance to the criteria used to determine the certification status of a QMHP or Treatment Services Supervisor if the Treatment Services Director documents the reason for the variance and the proposed timeline for the variance.

(2) Signed documentation from the Treatment Services Director indicating support of the variance must be retained in the subject QMHP or Treatment Services Supervisor employee’s personnel file.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 420A.010, 420A.025 & 420A.022
Stat. Implemented: ORS 420A.022
Hist.: OYA 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-11 thru 12-1-11; OYA 4-2011, f. 9-7-11, cert. ef. 9-9-11; OYA 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-19-15

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