Rules and Regulations for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations


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Title 212 Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
Chapter 10 Licensing and General Administration
Subchapter 10 Behavioral Healthcare Organizations
Part 01 Rules and Regulations for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 08/09/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-1-13(a)(12)
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-2-2
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-3-7
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-5-3(g)
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-5.4-11
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-8.5-7(1)
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-24-9
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-24-11
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-24.5-2(c)
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40.1-25.1-6

Purpose and Reason:

These regulations are being issued so that BHDDH may continue its standard Behavioral Healthcare Organization (BHO) regulations but also adds new regulation sections that permit BHDDH to license a new category of group home known as Enhanced Mental Health Psychiatric Rehabilitative Residences (E-MHPRR), which will allow discharge of psychiatric inpatients who no longer require “hospital level of care.” The new language is approximately ten pages long and begins on page 57 in the attached 87-page BHO regulations.

The affected regulations are 210-RICR-10-1-01 § 1.6.12.F (p. 58) and § 1.6.12.G (p. 67).