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RTF Work Group Notes and Guidance
November 10, 2010

PCPA held a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Work Group meeting November 5 to review and plan for agency responses to the state’s proposed RTF regulations. All RTF providers should review and comment on the content and impact of the proposed regulations. The work group identified key areas of concern to providers, consumers, and the community that will be reflected in agency specific comments to be submitted to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC).

Meeting notes and documents gathered or developed for use by RTF providers in Pennsylvania are available from the links below. 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.;
  • Review and comment relative to their clarity and content and demonstrating compliance in a licensure review site visit;
  • Submit written comments, suggestions, or objections regarding the proposed rulemaking to the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) using the submission guidance on the 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; and
  • Send a copy of those comments to Connell O’Brien at PCPA.

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