DMA to Review PRTF Use of Restraints and Letters of Attestation

Attention: N.C. Medicaid-enrolled Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, both in-state and out-of-state

Use of Restraints and Letters of Attestation

Within the next several weeks, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) will receive a letter requesting review of their seclusion and restraint policies and practices to ensure that they are in compliance with 42 CFR 483, Subpart G relating to the use of seclusion and restraint, as well as a reminder of the requirement for submission of a formal Letter of Attestation to Medicaid Provider Services stating that the facility is in compliance with all provisions contained in those regulations.

The Letter of Attestation must be received by Medicaid Provider Services by July 21, 2013, and submitted annually by July 21 of each year. Instructions for submission will be included in the letter from Provider Services. Compliance with provisions in 42 CRF 483, Subpart G, is a federal Condition of Participation for continued enrollment as a PRTF in Medicaid. Noncompliance with policies, procedures, practices, reporting requirements and submission of the Letter of Attestation are grounds for termination of enrollment.

Behavioral Health Section
DMA, 919-855-4290


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