Children’s Behavioral Health & Residential Treatment

Applying for Residential Treatment

OCFS contracts with KEPRO to manage Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment (ITRT). Residential treatment for children follows the MaineCare Section 97 eligibility criteria. KEPRO processes all applications and completes Prior Authorizations for residential treatment, and they are your contact related to approval for admissions to residential treatment.

The Referral Source will complete ITRT applications and upload referral documentation into KEPRO’s Care Connection data base. Applications and supporting documents can also be faxed to KEPRO at (866)325-4752. KEPRO will determine level of care for Residential Treatment and will provide the Referral Source and/or the Guardians with information regarding prospective residential treatment programs in their area.

Residential and Community Based Service Providers will work directly with KEPRO throughout the ITRT 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 ITRT 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 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 Standards (Word)

Residential Provider Forms

Below are several documents to assist PNMI providers in their service delivery:

Children's Residential Treatment Decision Letter (Word) Documents acceptance or denial of a youth into a residential treatment program after KEPROs approval of level of care and the agency interview process.

PNMI providers outside of Maine will be asked to complete the Out of State Quick Application, a shortened version of the in-state PNMI application (Word)