Review and Comment Needed on Amended and NEW BHSO Regulations
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 1:02 PM
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has issued emergency regulations
for Behavioral Health Services Organizations (BHSOs) which became effective July 1. These regulations were issued on
an emergency basis to implement the state’s 1115 substance use disorder (SUD) waiver. The public
comment period on these regulations will be held in August, with any public
comments due by August 31.
One of the regulations amends state licensure requirements for BHSOs
offering mental health treatment [902 KAR 20:430]. The remainder address
Medicaid coverage and payment for BHSO services.
KHA staff has reviewed these regulations and did not identify particular
issues. However, please review the changes, including the new regulation
governing BHSO SUD services, and contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 15 if changes are needed so KHA can file
comments before the August 31 deadline.
If your facility desires to submit comments, they should identify the
specific regulation by number and be sent to Chase Coffey, Executive
Administrative Assistant, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, 275
East Main Street 5 W-A, Frankfort, KY 40621; FAX: 502-564-7091; Email: CHFSregs@ky.gov.
KHA provided a summary of key points to members of the KHA Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Forum via email. If you did not receive a copy and would like to learn more, contact Debbie Bonn at KHA (email@example.com).