Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Programs are certified by the Department of Health Services under Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DHS 61.79.
A Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Program means a county operated inpatient unit, general hospital psychiatric unit, or private psychiatric hospital whose primary objective is to provide care and intensive treatment for the mentally ill.
Up to two years with annual fee.
Already certified as a Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Program.
The Division of Quality Assurance sends desk or site renewal information at least 60 days prior to expiration. These materials are to be returned within 30 days of expiration. If you require duplicate information, contact the Division of Quality Assurance, Behavioral Health Certification Section at the number or email above.
The following applications are required for certification of a Mental Health, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Program recertification:
- F-00547 – Mental Health Inpatient Initial Certification Application - DHS 61.71 & 61.79
- F-00276* (Word) – Behavioral Health Services Renewal Certification Application, Chapter DHS 94 – Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances & Chapter DHS 92 – Confidentiality of Treatment Records.
*These should be completed once per certificate annually.
Chapter 51, State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Act
WI Administrative Code
Chapter DHS 12, Caregiver Background Checks
Chapter DHS 13, Reporting and Investigation of Caregiver Misconduct
Chapter DHS 61, Community Mental Health and Development Disabilities
Chapter DHS 61.78, Additional Requirements for Programs Serving Children and Adolescents
Chapter DHS 61.79, Children and Adolescent Inpatient Program
Chapter DHS 92, Confidentiality of Treatment of Records
Chapter DHS 94, Patient Rights and Resolution of Patient Grievances
Visit the Mental Health Treatment Programs website for more information.