Application and Certification Process
(1)To be certified as a CCBHC, practices or their designee shall submit a CCBHC application electronically to the Authority using the Program’s online application system found on the program website or by mail to the address posted on the program website which shall be open for 30 days. The Authority may choose to extend the application period beyond 30 days.
(2)The Authority shall review the application within 30 days of its submission to determine whether it is accurate, complete, and meets the certified requirements. If the application is incomplete the Authority shall notify the applicant in writing of the information that is missing and when it must be submitted.
(3)The Authority shall review a complete application within 45 days of submission. If the Authority determines that the applicant has met the requirements of these rules the Authority shall:
(a)Inform the applicant in writing that the application has been approved as a potential CCBHC;
(b)Assign a preliminary level of readiness for certification; and
(c)Include information regarding site visit planning, including, but not limited to, needs assessment requests, an anticipated agenda, schedule, and materials required for site visit.
(4)The Program shall post instructions and criteria for submitting a CCBHC application on the Program website.
(5)The Authority may deny CCBHC certification if an applicant does not meet the requirements of these rules.
(6)A practice may request that the Authority reconsider the denial of CCBHC recognition or reconsider the assigned level of readiness.
(a)A request for reconsideration must be submitted in writing to the Authority within 30 days of the date of the denial or approval letter and must include a detailed explanation of why the practice believes the Authority’s decision is in error along with any supporting documentation.
(b)The Authority shall inform the practice in writing whether it has reconsidered its decision.
Rule 309-009-0030 — Application and Certification Process,