Under the Direction of and Supervision (Section 1.4 Medicaid Provider Manual)
Certain specified services may be provided 'under the direction of" or "under the supervision of" another clinician. For the supervising clinician, " under the direction of" means that the clinician is supervising the individual's care which, at a minimum, includes seeing the individual initially, prescribing the type of care to be provided, reviewing the need for continued services throughout treatment, assuring professional responsibility for services provided, and ensuring that all services are medically necessary. "Under the direction of" requires face-to-face contact by the clinician at least at the beginning of treatment and periodically therafter.
"Supervision of' limited-licensed mental health processionals consists of the practitioner meeting regualary with another professional, at an interval described within the professional administrative rules, to discuss casework and other processional issues in a structured way. This is often known as clinical or counseling supervision or consultation. The purpose is to assist the practitioner to learn from his or her experience and expertise, as well as to ensure good service to the client or patient.
"Under the Direction of" pertains to OT, PT, and SLP:
"Supervision of" pertains to SW:
PowerSchool Special Programs Procedure for Supervision Approval