50-5-247. Licensure of eating disorder centers -- rulemaking -- definition. (1) The department shall license eating disorder centers that provide intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization programs for individuals with eating disorders as defined by the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
(2) The department shall adopt administrative rules for licensure, including but not limited to rules establishing:
(a) patient-to-staff ratios;
(b) the treatment services that must be available on site or through arrangements with other health care facilities, including crisis and hospital services; and
(c) license and inspection fees. Fees must be reasonably related to service costs.
(3) The rules may not establish requirements that are more stringent than standards established by the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities and the joint commission for accreditation of behavioral health care organizations that provide care for individuals with eating disorders.
(4) For the purposes of this section, "partial hospitalization program" means an active treatment program that offers therapeutically intensive, coordinated, structured treatment services to individuals who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. Services include day, evening, night, and weekend treatment programs that use an integrated, comprehensive, and complementary schedule of recognized treatment or therapeutic activities.