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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 230. State Medical Facilities Plan
1/27/2022

12VAC5-230-850. Continuity; integration.

A. Existing and proposed acute psychiatric and acute substance abuse disorder treatment providers shall have established plans for the provision of services to indigent patients that include:

1. The minimum number of unreimbursed patient days to be provided to indigent patients who are not Medicaid recipients;

2. The minimum number of Medicaid-reimbursed patient days to be provided, unless the existing or proposed facility is ineligible for Medicaid participation;

3. The minimum number of unreimbursed patient days to be provided to local community services boards; and

4. A description of the methods to be utilized in implementing the indigent patient service plan and assuring the provision of the projected levels of unreimbursed and Medicaid-reimbursed patient days.

B. Proposed acute psychiatric and acute substance abuse disorder treatment providers shall have formal agreements with the appropriate local community services boards or behavioral health authority that:

1. Specify the number of patient days that will be provided to the community service board;

2. Describe the mechanisms to monitor compliance with charity care provisions;

3. Provide for effective discharge planning for all patients, including return to the patient's place of origin or home state if not Virginia; and

4. Consider admission priorities based on relative medical necessity.

C. Providers of acute psychiatric and acute substance abuse disorder treatment serving large geographic areas should establish satellite outpatient facilities to improve patient access where appropriate and feasible.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-102.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 9, eff. February 15, 2009.

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