§ 5100.12. Treatment facilities.

 (a)  The Department, through the Deputy Secretary of Mental Health, will approve facilities under section 105 of the act (50 P. S. §  7105). Designation of appropriate approved facilities within the county shall be made by the county administrator for those patients using mental health/mental retardation (MH/MR) funds. All other patients may use any approved facility.

 (b)  All mental health facilities providing or planning to provide involuntary treatment or voluntary treatment shall be approved annually by the Department by application to the Deputy Secretary of Mental Health.

 (c)  Inpatient facilities treating persons who are either enrolled in or who are about to be enrolled in a county mental health program shall notify the appropriate administrator of the proposed discharge plan as early as possible. The facility shall encourage interagency cooperation in developing predischarge planning.

 (d)  Chapters 4210 and 5300 (relating to description of services and service areas; and private psychiatric hospital) shall be interpreted consistently with this chapter.

 (e)  Facilities requesting an exemption from approval standards shall submit a written request to the Deputy Secretary of Mental Health. Each request shall state the compelling reasons why an exemption should be granted and the duration of such exemption.

 (f)  The administrator shall publicly designate which approved facilities are available to provide involuntary emergency examinations, involuntary treatment or voluntary treatment funded in whole or in part by MH/MR funds.

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