(a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section one, article eleven, chapter sixteen of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on February 5, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (regulation of opioid treatment programs, 69 CSR 7), is authorized with the following amendment:
On page fourteen, by striking section 7.3 and inserting a new section 7.3 to read as follows:
"7.3. License Fees and Inspection Costs.
7.3.a. All applications for an initial or renewed license shall be accompanied by a non-refundable license fee in the amount required by this rule. The annual renewal fee is based upon the average daily total census of the program. In addition to the set fee, the annual renewal fee shall be adjusted on the first day of June of each year to correspond with increases in the consumer price index. The base amounts for initial and renewal fees are as follows:
7.3.a.1. Initial license fee - $250;
7.3.a.2. Renewal fee - fewer than 500 patients - $500 plus adjustment;
7.3.a.3. Renewal fee - 500 to 1,000 patients - $1,000 plus adjustment;
7.3.a.4. Renewal fee - more than 1,000 patients - $1,500 plus adjustment.
7.3.b. An opioid treatment program shall pay for the cost of the initial inspection made by the secretary prior to issuing a license. The cost of the initial inspection is $400, and shall be billed to the applicant by the secretary within five business days after the inspection. The cost of the initial inspection must be paid in full by the applicant before a license may be issued.
7.3c. The Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification shall use the fee for increased oversight on opioid treatment programs.";
On page thirty-two, by inserting a new subdivision 18.3.j. to read as follows:
"18.3.j. There shall be one (1) counselor for every fifty (50) clients in the program.";
On page fifty-three, by striking section 30.8 and inserting a new section 30.8 to read as follows:
"30.8. Each opioid treatment program must provide counseling on preventing exposure to, and the transmission of, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and Hepatitis C disease for each patient admitted or re-admitted to maintenance or detoxification treatment. Services rendered to patients with HIV disease shall comply with the requirements of section 44 of this rule.";
On page fifty-four, by striking subdivision 31.4.a and inserting a new subdivision 31.4.a to read as follows:
"31.4.a. Preventing exposure to, and the transmission of, HIV disease and Hepatitis C disease for each patient admitted or readmitted to maintenance or detoxification treatment; and";
On page fifty-six, by striking subdivision 32.2.a and inserting a new subdivision 32.2.a to read as follows:
"32.2.a. The initial post-admission assessment shall consist of a comprehensive medical evaluation, which shall include, but not be limited to:
32.2.a.1. A comprehensive physical evaluation;
32.2.a.2. A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, including mental status examination and psychiatric history;
32.2.a.3. A personal and family medical history;
32.2.a.4. A comprehensive history of substance abuse, both personal and family;
32.2.a.5. A tuberculosis skin test and chest X-ray, if skin test is positive;
32.2.a.6. A screening test for syphilis;
32.2.a.7. A Hepatitis C test;
32.2.a.8. An HIV test to the extent voluntarily elected by the patient; and
32.2.a.9. Other tests as necessary or appropriate (e.g., CBC, EKG, chest X-ray, pap smear, hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B antibody testing).";
On page seventy, by striking section 37.14 and inserting a new section 37.14 to read as follows:
"37.14 The state authority may approve exceptional unsupervised-medication dosages, including alternative medications, on a case-by-case basis upon application for an exemption by the program physician. Any authorization for exceptions shall be consistent with guidelines and protocols of approved authorities, provided that the authority may not grant any exceptions during a calendar month which exceed three (3) exceptions or ten (10) percent of the number of patients enrolled in the program on the last day of the previous month, whichever is greater: Provided, That the state authority may grant additional exceptions for inclement weather or clinic closure.";
On page seventy-three, by inserting a new subdivision 38.14 to read as follows:
"38.14 Maintenance treatment shall be discontinued within two (2) continuous years after the treatment is begun unless, based upon the clinical judgment of the medical director or program physician and staff which shall be recorded in the client's record by the medical director or program physician, the client's status indicates that the treatment should be continued for a longer period of time because discontinuance from treatment would lead to a return to (i) illicit opiate abuse or dependance, or (ii) increased psychiatric, behavioral or medical symptomology.";
On page seventy-five, by striking subdivision 41.2.d.3 and inserting a new subdivision 41.2.d.3 to read as follows:
"41.2.d.3. When using urine as a screening mechanism, all patient drug testing shall be observed to minimize the chance of adulterating or substituting another individual's urine.";
On page eighty-one, by striking subdivision 44.5.d.1. and inserting a new subdivision 44.5.d.1. to read as follows:
"44.5.d.1. Maintenance treatment dosage levels of pregnant clients shall be maintained at the lowest possible dosage level that is a medically appropriate therapeutic dose as determined by the medical director or clinic physician taking the pregnancy into account."
(b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on January 7, 2013, authorized under the authority of section nine, article five-h, chapter sixteen of this code, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (chronic pain management clinic licensure, 69 CSR 8), is authorized with the following amendments:
On page one, subsection 1.4, line eleven, following the number "2013.", by inserting the following words:
"This rule is effective upon the date specified in an emergency rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Resources as being the date funding for implementation of Chronic Pain Management Clinic Licensure will become available pursuant to a duly enacted appropriation bill authorizing the expenditure of funds for that purpose.";
On page four, subsection 3.1., by striking out all of subdivisions 3.1.a., 3.1.b., 3.1.c. and 3.1.d. and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
3.1.a. The primary component of the medical practice of the clinic, facility or office is treatment of chronic pain for non- malignant conditions;
3.1.b. More than fifty percent of patients in any one month of the prescribers are provided treatment for chronic pain for nonmalignant conditions and are prescribed, administered or dispensed tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drug products or other Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances for such diagnosis;
3.1.c. The calculation of more than fifty percent of patients will be calculated by dividing the number of unique patient encounters at the clinic, facility or office during any one month for a diagnosis of chronic nonmalignant pain and pursuant to such diagnosis of chronic nonmalignant pain were prescribed, administered or dispensed tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drugs or other Scheduled II or Scheduled III controlled substances by the total number of all patient encounters at the clinic, facility or office during any month; and
3.1.d. Patients receiving tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drug products or other Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances for treatment of an injury or illness that lasts or is expected to last thirty days or less shall not be included in the calculation of more than fifty percent of all patients." and renumbering the remaining subdivisions;
On page five, by inserting a new paragraph, 3.2.i.2., to read as follows:
"3.2.i.2. Medical practices, clinics or offices in which a physician treats an average of 20 or fewer patients a day with any diagnosis in any one month, and in which the physician holds a Competency Certification in Controlled Substances Management.";
On page thirteen, subparagraph 6.5.b.2.B., after the words "Osteopathic Specialist;" by inserting the words "hold Competency Certification in Controlled Substances Management;".
(c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 30, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article two-b, chapter forty-nine of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 15, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (minimum licensing requirements for residential child care and treatment facilities for children and transitioning adults in West Virginia, 78 CSR 3), is authorized, with the following amendment:
On page fifty-two, paragraph 11.2.a.3., line five, by striking
out the word "Training" and inserting the word "Certification".
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