(5) The agency shall provide the client written information on how to access assistance in a crisis, including one caused by equipment malfunction or failure.(6) It is the responsibility of the agency to assure that equipment meets standards sufficient to:(a) Assure confidentiality of communication; (b) Provide for interactive videoconferencing communication between the practitioner and the client; and (c) Assure videoconferencing picture and audio are sufficient to assure real-time interaction between the client and the provider and to assure the quality of the service provided.
(B) An initial mental health assessment must be completed prior to the initiation of any mental health services.The only exceptions to this would be the delivery of crisis intervention mental health services or pharmacologic management services as the least restrictive alternative in an emergency situation.(1) The initial mental health assessment must, and subsequent mental health assessments may, include at minimum:(a) An age appropriate psychosocial history and assessment, to include consideration of multi-cultural/ethnic influences; (b) The presenting problem; (c) A diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations; (d) For any service provided in a type 1 residential facility licensed by ODMH pursuant to rules 5122-30-01 to 5122-30-30 of the Administrative Code, a physical health screening to determine the need for a physical health assessment.(E) For behavioral health counseling and therapy services for children and adolescents, the agency shall ensure timely collateral contacts with family members, parents or guardian and/or with other agencies or providers providing services to the child/adolescent.(F) The following shall apply with regard to the use of interactive videoconferencing.e Procurement will be utilised by all Go AP departments including, Local Bodies and Municipal Corporations along with their vendors.
Co-operative sectors, public sectors and other State governments can also use this solution.Interactive videoconferencing is defined in Chapter 5122-24 of the Administrative Code:(1) "Client site" means the location of a client at the time at which the service is furnished via interactive videoconferencing technology. (2) "Provider site" means the site where the eligible practitioner furnishing the service is located at the time the service is rendered via interactive video conferencing technology.(3) The agency shall obtain from the client/parent/legal guardian, signed, written consent for the use of videoconferencing technology.(7) The decision of whether or not to provide initial or occasional in-person sessions shall be based upon client choice, appropriate clinical decision-making, and professional responsibility, including the requirements of professional licensing, registration or credentialing boards. 119.032 review dates: 04/14/2009 and 07/01/2014 Promulgated Under: 119.03 Statutory Authority: 5119.22, 5119.61(A), 5119.611(C)Rule Amplifies: 5119.22, 5119.61(A), 5119.611(C)Prior Effective Dates: 1-1-1991, 7-15-2001, 3-25-2004, , 8-23-2007, (A) Mental health assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by an eligible individual either at specified times or in response to treatment, or when significant changes occur.(G) Behavioral health counseling and therapy service shall be provided and supervised by staff who are qualified according to rule 5122-29-30 of the Administrative Code. It is a process of gathering information to assess client needs and functioning in order to determine appropriate service/treatment based on identification of the presenting problem, evaluation of mental status, and formulation of a diagnostic impression.(C) Behavioral health counseling and therapy service shall be provided by staff qualified according to paragraph (G) of this rule.