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SCDHHS Behavioral Health Policy Updates for July 1, 2022, Updated Provider Manuals


The behavioral health policies announced by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) in the bulletin dated June 13, 2022 (MB 22-007), have been updated in the provider manuals and are effective for dates of service beginning July 1, 2022.

View the updated policy language for the Child and Adolescent Level of Care/Service Intensity Utilization System in the Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBHS) and Licensed Independent Practitioner Rehabilitative Services (LIP) provider manuals.

View the updated policy language for therapeutic childcare and therapeutic foster care in the RBHS provider manual.

View the updated policy language for signature requirement changes for advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in the Community Mental Health Services provider manual.

View the updated policy language for serious occurrence reporting for psychiatric residential treatment facilities in the Psychiatric Hospital Services provider manual.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding these policy changes to the SCDHHS Office of Behavioral Health at

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