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The statement shall be supported by an assessment or evaluation from a qualified professional including an opinion as to the origin of the problem, past history, prognosis and recommendations related to future treatment needs. For the purpose of this rule, a qualified professional is defined as a licensed independent social worker (LISW), professional counselor licensed by section 4757.23 of the Revised Code, physician, physician assistant, psychiatrist, psychologist, or occupational, physical or speech therapist, or a licensed social worker (LSW) who is under the direct supervision of any of the professionals listed in this paragraph. The qualified professional shall not be responsible for providing public casework services to the child. The qualified professional's diagnosis of handicap or condition must be within the professional's area of expertise.

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Andrea Ginter
06-16-2015 (11:06am)
I would like to see this part of the rule expanded to include other qualified professional's such as a "PMHNP-BC" Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Board Certified. This person can assess, diagnose and prescribe medication. I would like to see this added.
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Kelly Aloisi
06-19-2015 (3:35pm)
I strongly agree that there are other professionals that would be in the best interest of children and families to assist through the use of PASSS funding. I would like to see this definition expanded to include several other certifications.