: Louisiana CSoC
Act 503: Changes to community psychiatric support and treatment, and psychosocial rehabilitation services
The Louisiana Legislature passed Senate Bill 213, and Governor John Bel Edwards has signed it as Act 503. Certain requirements in Act 503 require federal approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) via revisions to Louisiana’s Medicaid State Plan. Pending CMS approval, the anticipated effective date will be Jan. 1, 2023.
Changes to CPST and PSR services include:
- Per Act 503,“community psychiatric support and treatment services” means CMS-approved Medicaid mental health rehabilitation services designed to reduce disability from mental illness, restore functional skills of daily living, build natural supports, and achieve identified person-centered goals or objectives through counseling, clinical psycho-education, and ongoing monitoring needs as set forth in an individualized treatment plan.
- “Psychosocial rehabilitation services” means CMS-approved Medicaid mental health rehabilitation services designed to assist the individual with compensating for or eliminating functional deficits and interpersonal or environmental barriers associated with mental illness through skill building and supportive interventions to restore and rehabilitate social and interpersonal skills and daily living skills.
Any individual rendering the assessment and treatment planning components of CPST services for a licensed and accredited provider agency shall be a fully licensed mental health professional.
Any individual rendering any other components of CPST services for a licensed and accredited provider agency shall be a fully licensed mental health professional, a provisionally licensed professional counselor, a provisionally licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed master's-level social worker, a certified social worker, or a psychology intern from an American Psychological Association-approved internship program.
Any individual rendering PSR services for a licensed and accredited provider agency shall hold a minimum of one of the following: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, sociology, rehabilitation services, special education, early childhood education, secondary education, family and consumer sciences, criminal justice, or human growth and development.