Medicare Program: Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Community Mental Health Centers

Docket ID: CMS-2011-0123
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This rule establishes conditions of participation for community mental health centers (CMHCs) to ensure that CMHCs furnish services meeting essential health and safety standards. The rule focuses on patient-centered and outcome-oriented care and is based on four core requirements: (1) Patient's rights; (2) admission, assessment, and discharge; (3) treatment and coordination of services; and (4) governance.
RIN: 0938-AP51
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 485
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: sec 1102, 42 USC 1302, sec 1861, 42 USC 1395 hh
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherMMA section 90206/17/2014
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/17/201176 FR 35684
NPRM Comment Period End08/16/2011
Final Action10/29/201378 FR 64604
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 16, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/17/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0123-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/29/2013
ID: CMS-2011-0123-0126

Supporting Documents

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Agency Contact
Mary Rossi-Coajou
Health Insurance Specialist
Office of Clinical Standards & Quality, Mail Stop, S3-02-01, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Baltimore, MD 21244
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