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
Pennsylvania Annex & Preamble
OMHSAS Documents

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