Mental Health Clinic – 245I Certification

Who?

The Mental Health Clinic – 245I Certification is for businesses looking to add the new Minn Stat 245I.20 certification. This is not to be confused with a normal mental health clinic (which does not require a certification to operate in Minnesota). This is a special, optional Department of Human Services certification.

 

Why?

The Mental Health Clinic certification is an involved certification. This representation includes guiding you through the application process in regard to the portions that are related to legal implications.

 

What?

Pricing: $4500 flat fee–

Includes a start-to-finish representation, except as noted below:

  1. Policies and Procedures and education on how to understand and use them
  2. Includes technical edits based on DHS feedback
  3. Your Mental Health Clinic legal questions answered related to the policies (does not include clinical questions or questions outside scope of legal practice)

*Does NOT include location search, filing fees, clinical staffing. 

Includes policies:

1 – Client Property Management (Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.04, subdivision 13) (only for programs that accept client property, including medications)

2 – Health and Safety (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 2)

3 – Client Rights and protections as outlined in 245I.12 (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 3)

4 – Behavioral Emergencies (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 4)

5 – Reporting Maltreatment according to chapter 260E and section 626.557 (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 6)

6 – Good Faith Reporting (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (2))

7 – Sexual Contact Violations (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (3))

8 – Prohibiting Abuse (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (4))

9 – Drug and Alcohol Policy (Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.04, subdivision 1, paragraph (c) and section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (5))

10 – Process for discipline (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (6))

11 – License holder’s response (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (7))

12 – Job Descriptions (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 8, paragraph (8))

13 – Staff Training Plan (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.05, subdivision 1)

14 – Volunteers (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 9)

15 – Data Privacy (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.03, subdivision 10)

16 – Reporting the Death of an Individual Served by the Program (Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.04, subdivision 16)

17 – Plan for Transfer of Clients and Records Upon Closure (Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.04, subdivision 15a) – does not include securing the other party to sign

18 – Clinical Evaluation Procedure (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.20, subdivision 6)

19 – Client Intake and Case Assignment (Minnesota Statutes, section 245I.20, subdivision 6)

 

What do I need to start?

There are no requirements or prerequisites for beginning a Mental Health Clinic license, however we encourage you to have the following:

  1. Clinic location; and
  2. All required staff positions.

 

 

When/Timeline?

Onboarding is generally within 2 days of free initial consultation. First drafts submitted within 1 week and follow up education and edits within 1 month. Monitor policy edits throughout your application. A perfect application is expected to be approved within 3 months.

 

Rates/Reimbursement for Services

During the application process, you will be guided through rate setting with DHS.

 

Additional Resources/Statutes and Rules

The following Minnesota Statutes and Rules apply to these services:

Minn Stat 245I.20 and linked rules

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A (Human Services Licensing Act) 
Minnesota Statutes, section 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act) 
Minnesota Statutes, section 626.557 and 626.5572 (Vulnerable Adults Act) 

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