§ 5320.43. Program director and direct-care staff qualifications.

 (a)  The program director shall:

   (1)  Have a Master’s degree in a generally recognized clinical discipline and 2 years of mental health clinical experience.

   (2)  Be registered, licensed or certified to practice his profession, if that profession is governed by a registration, licensing or certification board in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  A mental health professional shall:

   (1)  Have a Master’s degree or higher in a generally recognized clinical discipline and 1 year of mental health clinical experience.

   (2)  Be registered, licensed or certified to practice in his profession, if that profession is governed by a licensing board in this Commonwealth.

 (c)  A mental health worker shall be a person who has completed 12 semester hours of college training in a mental health related field or has at least a high school diploma or equivalency and 6 months of formal training in mental health or a related field.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  5320.42 (relating to staffing levels).



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