MHRT/Community Guidelines - May 2008


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Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) 

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES for MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION TECHNICIAN/COMMUNITY (MHRT/C) CERTIFICATION

UPDATED May 2008

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See Section II for January 1, 2009 change in MHRT-C requirements


Table of Contents

(You may click on underlined subjects to go directly to that portion of the document):

Introduction Letter from the former Director of OAMHS

  1. Introduction and Historical Background

  2. Summary of 2007-2009 MHRT/Community Changes

  3. Roles of Participants
    1. State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    2. The Center for Learning
    3. Adult Mental Health Service Provider Agencies
    4. Authorized Agencies

  4. Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Certificate (MHRT/Community)
    1. Scope of Practice
    2. Knowledge Competencies Required for MHRT/C

  5. MHRT/C Certification Levels

  6. MHRT/C Options

  7. MHRT/C Waiver Policy and Procedure

  8. Reciprocity with MHRT/CSP

  9. Extension and Renewal Policy

  10. Appeal Process

  11. Evaluation of Foreign Degrees

  12. Application Process

  13. Tuition Reimbursement Policy

  14. Center for Learning Contact Information

  15. Appendices

    • Appendix A - List of Individual Courses Approved for MHRT/C Credit
    • Appendix B - List of Degrees and Certifications Pre-Approved for Full MHRT/C Certification
    • Appendix C - Degrees and Licenses Pre-Approved for Provisional MHRT/C
    • Appendix D - Application for MHRT/Community Certification
    • Appendix E - MHRT/Community Tuition Reimbursement Request
    • Appendix F - Abbreviation Key and Web Site Addresses
    • Appendix G - MHRT/C Course Waiver Request Form
    • Appendix H - Frequently Asked Questions About MHRT/C Certification
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