The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has established new regulations for Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) to replace Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) for the delivery of child and adolescent services in the home, school, and community. Changes include increased requirements for staff training, supervision, and credentialing. These new regulations were built from needs identified by community stakeholders (including school district principals, provider agencies, and consumers) during targeted focused groups for improved access and quality of care for children, youth, and young adults.

Statewide Training Webinars

The first IBHS Regulatory Training occurred on Friday, October 4, 2019.

For more information about the webinars, and for the most up-to-date list of all regional forums, visit the HealthChoices IBHS web page here.

CBH Resources
CBH Webinars

CBH April 28, 2020 IBHS Webinar: Guide to Prescribing and Access

CBH February 21, 2020 IBHS Webinar

Pennsylvania Annex & Preamble
  • IBHS Regulations Annex
    The annex is the body of the regulations and contains the requirements to provide and bill for IBHS.
  • IBHS Regulations Preamble
    The preamble contains the overview of the regulations (to include purpose, background, accomplishments and benefits, etc.) as well as a the public comments which are in a question and answer format.

CBH will continue to provide updates about IBHS regulation changes. Please check frequently for the latest information.