SECTION 354.3105. Peer Specialist Supervisor Minimum Qualifications

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  • (a) A peer specialist supervisor must:

    (1) be at least 18 years of age;

    (2) be a:

    (A) QCC;

    (B) LPHA;

    (C) QMHP-CS, with a QCC or LPHA supervising the QMHP-CS; or

    (D) QPS, with a QCC or LPHA supervising the QPS;

    (3) pass criminal history and registry checks as described in §354.3201 of this subchapter (relating to Criminal History and Registry Checks);

    (4) meet the training requirements in §354.3163 of this subchapter (relating to Supervisor Training) and §354.3165 of this subchapter (relating to Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification Renewal Training); and

    (5) be a certified peer specialist supervisor under this subchapter.

    (b) An LPHA or QCC supervising a QMHP-CS or QPS per subsections (a)(2)(C) or (a)(2)(D) of this section must conduct:

    (1) at least monthly documented meetings with each QMHP-CS or QPS being supervised; and

    (2) documented observation of a QMHP-CS or QPS providing supervision at a frequency determined by the LPHA or QCC based on the QMHP-CS's or QPS's skill level.

    (c) A person who has at least two years of experience supervising peer specialists, within the five years prior to the date this rule is initially effective, may apply to a certification entity to be grandfathered into peer specialist supervisor certification under this subchapter. A person requesting to be grandfathered in under this subsection must successfully complete the knowledge assessment required by §354.3163(b) of this subchapter (relating to Supervisor Training). If the person is unable to successfully complete the knowledge assessment, the certification entity may:

    (1) deny the request for grandfathering; or

    (2) accept the request for grandfathering, with an initial one-year certification during which the person must successfully complete specific training and pass the knowledge assessment for that training.

    (d) A peer specialist supervisor must be certified as such under this subchapter before providing supervision to a peer specialist under this subchapter.

    (e) If a peer specialist supervisor is also a peer specialist, that person cannot supervise themselves.

Source Note: The provisions of this §354.3105 adopted to be effective January 1, 2019, 43 TexReg 8573