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.

As a result, OMHSAS is offering IBHS trainings:

Statewide Training Webinars

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register Here

The first IBHS Regulatory Training occurred on Friday, October 4. Click here to view the recorded presentation. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.

Southeastern Region Training Forum

Monday, October 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Norristown State Hospital Building 33, Multi-Purpose Room
1001 Sterigere St
Norristown, PA 19401

To register for the forum contact Julie Croce at or call 610-313-5844.

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.

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.

OMHSAS Documents:



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