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RTF Regulations Published for Comment
October 26, 2010

The proposed Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) regulations were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on October 23. Public comments are due by November 22.  The proposed regulations and information regarding submission of comments information is available at http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/Regulations/RegInfo.cfm?IRRCNo=2878.

Members are encouraged to:

  • Review and comment on the proposed regulations relative to their content and impact on the service system in the region and community served by the agency;
  • Review and comment relative to the impact they will have on RTF staffing, costs, operations, etc.; and
  • Review and comment relative to their clarity and content and demonstrating compliance in a licensure review site visit.

Mark November 5 on your calendar. PCPA will schedule a meeting to review and discuss the proposed regulations, develop comments, and plan further action. Meeting details will be sent to members within 24 hours.

  • Submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) using the submission guidance on the IRRC web site noted above.
  • Submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to Shaye Erhard, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 233 Beechmont Bldg, DGS Complex, PO Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675, ra-rtfcomments@state.pa.us.
Send a copy of those comments to Connell O’Brien at PCPA.

 

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