The Department of Mental Health’s Office of Licensure and Certification develops standards and oversees the licensure of day programs, community residential facilities, group homes, and private homes where individuals with developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and/or mental illness live and may receive services through the department.

  • Chapter 1 - Definitions and Procedures
    This chapter includes definitions and licensing procedures for all licensed community residential facilities and day programs.
  • Chapter 2 - Rules for All Day Programs and Community Residential Facilities
    This chapter includes individual rights and administrative policies and procedures for day programs and community residential facilities licensed by the Department of Mental Health.
  • Chapter 3 - Rules for Residential Facilities Licensed by the Division of Aging Serving People Who Are Mentally Ill, Mentally Disordered, Mentally Retarded, or Developmentally Disabled (chapter title will be revised to replace Division of Aging with Department of Health and Senior Services and remove Mentally Disordered and Mentally Retarded).
    This chapter includes the requirements for admission and care, treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation for community residential facilities required by section 630.710, RSMo.
  • Chapter 4 - Rules for Community Residential Facilities Not Licensed by the Division of Aging and Psychiatric Group Homes II
    This chapter applies to all community residential facilities and Psychiatric Group Homes II licensed by the Department of Mental Health as required by section 630.710, RSMo.
  • Chapter 5 - Rules for Group Homes and Residential Centers
    This chapter applies to group homes and residential centers licensed by the Department of Mental Health.
  • Chapter 6 - Rules for Family Living Arrangements
    This chapter applies to homes licensed by the Department of Mental Health to provide family living arrangements.
  • Chapter 7 - Rules for Semi-Independent Living Arrangements
    This chapter applies to facilities/programs licensed by the Department of Mental Health to provide semi-independent living arrangements.
  • Chapter 8 - Rules for Psychiatric Group Homes
    This chapter applies to psychiatric group homes licensed by the Department of Mental Health.
  • Chapter 9 - Rules for Day Programs Serving People Who are Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled (chapter title will be revised to remove Mentally Retarded)
    This chapter applies to day programs licensed by the Department of Mental Health to provide services for individuals for developmental disabilities.
  • Chapter 10 - Rules for Day Programs Serving People Who Are Mentally Ill or Mentally Disordered (chapter title will be revised).
    This chapter applies to day programs licensed by the Department of Mental Health to provide services for individuals with behavioral health disorders.
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