Applying for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services
OCFS contracts with KEPRO to manage Children’s Residential Care Facility Services (CRCF). Children’s Residential Care Facility Services for children follows the MaineCare Section 97 eligibility criteria. KEPRO processes all applications and completes Prior Authorizations for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services, and they are your contact related to approval for admissions to Children’s Residential Care Facility.
The Referral Source will complete CRCF applications and upload referral documentation into KEPRO’s data base. Applications and supporting documents can also be faxed to KEPRO at (866)325-4752. KEPRO will determine level of care for Children’s Residential Care Facility Services and will provide the Referral Source and/or the Guardians with information regarding prospective Children’s Residential Care Facility programs in their area.
Residential and Community Based Service Providers will work directly with KEPRO throughout the CRCF Process. Please contact KEPRO with questions at 1-866-521-0027, Option 1. KEPRO office hours are M-F 8 am – 6 pm. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have a TTY machine, call 1-855-810-9728.
KEPRO CRCF forms and instructions can be found on the KEPRO website.
KEPRO Provider Relations can answer questions at 1-866-521-0027 Option 1.
- Children's Residential Care Facility List (PDF) An approved CRCF application is required before contacting Children’s Residential Care Facility providers.
- Providers interested in providing Children’s Residential Care Facility Services must reach out to a Resource Coordinator
- Provider Reference Guide (PDF)
- Education Planning and Notification Guide (Word)
Children’s Residential Standards
Attached are the quality standards of care for all children’s residential treatment services in Maine. They were developed by a multi-disciplinary team of OCFS staff, providers, and stakeholder groups and included parent and youth feedback.
Children's Residential Care Facility Services Provider Forms
Children’s Residential Care Facility Services (CRCF) Decision Letter (Word) Documents acceptance or denial of a youth into a Children’s Residential Care Facility after KEPROs approval of level of care and the agency interview process.