(1) The department may contract with a mental health facility for psychiatric treatment beds as provided for in 53-21-1204, MCA, to the extent of available funding.
(2) Contracts will be developed in each service area as defined in 53-21-1001, MCA.
(3) Eligible providers include:
(a) licensed mental health centers who operate a secured crisis stabilization facility (SCSF) as defined in ARM 37.106.2027; and
(b) hospitals, including critical access hospitals.
(4) Reimbursement to an eligible mental health facility under this rule is for vacant contracted psychiatric treatment beds. A contractor must prioritize placement in contracted beds for persons admitted for the purposes specified in 53-21-1204, MCA.