2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-3-318. Certification of behavioral health case managers - Use of title.

43A OK Stat § 43A-3-318 (2015) What's This?

A. The Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall promulgate rules and standards for certification of behavioral health case managers who are employed by the state or by behavioral services providers contracting with the state to provide behavioral health services. Such rules and standards shall address criteria for certification and renewal, including minimum education requirements, examination and supervision requirements, continuing education requirements, and rules of professional conduct.

B. Application for certification as a behavioral health case manager shall be made to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on prescribed forms. The Board, or the Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services upon delegation by the Board, may certify the behavioral health case manager for a period of two (2) years subject to renewal as provided in the rules promulgated by the Board.

C. The Board is authorized to establish an application and renewal fee of no more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to defray the costs incurred in the certification process.

D. Behavioral health case managers certified by the Board or the Commissioner shall only use the title "certified behavioral health case manager" if employed by the state or by behavioral services providers contracting with the state to provide behavioral health services. This section shall not be construed to permit the certified behavioral health case manager to practice any of the following professions or use the following titles unless also licensed or accredited by the appropriate authority: physician, psychologist, clinical social worker, professional counselor, marital and family therapist, behavioral practitioner, or alcohol and drug counselor.

E. Failure to comply with rules and standards promulgated by the Board shall be grounds for revocation, suspension or nonrenewal of certification.

F. No behavioral health case manager shall operate or continue to operate as a behavioral health case manager unless the case manager complies with the rules promulgated by the Board and is certified as required by this section.

Added by Laws 2002, c. 488, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2002. Amended by Laws 2003, c. 46, § 17, emerg. eff. April 8, 2003; Laws 2003, c. 196, § 3, emerg. eff; Laws 2010, c. 287, § 15, eff. Nov. 1, 2010. May 7, 2003

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