Community Services Programs

Mental Health Agency Licensing Standards; Legal Authority and Scope

These regulations are promulgated under authority of 34-B M.R.S.A. s603, 3606 and apply to the following:

  • all mental health agencies, facilities, or programs as defined by 34-B M.R.S.A. s3601, 3606, or;
  • all mental health agencies, facilities, or programs funded by either the Bureau of Mental Health or the Bureau of Children with Special Needs for the provision of mental health services.

Excluded from these regulations are the following:

  • agencies receiving funds from the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation solely for service not contained within the definition of 34-B M.R.S.A. 3601(2); and
  • agencies licensed according to 34-B M.R.S.A. 1203(5).