Private Non-Medical Institutions

Section 97 - Private Non-Medical Institution (PNMI) Services

A Private Non-Medical Institution (PNMI) is defined as an agency or facility that is not, as a matter of regular business, a health insuring organization, hospital, nursing home, or a community health care center, that provides food, shelter, personal care, and treatment services to four or more residents in single or multiple facilities or scattered site facilities. Private Non-Medical Institution services or facilities must be licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services, or must meet comparable licensure standards and/or requirements and staffing patterns as determined by the Department specified in Section 97.01 (A-F). For agencies serving persons with mental retardation in scattered site PNMIs, comparable licensure standards means those required by rule for community support services as described in Mental Health Agency Licensing Standards and Rights of Recipients of Mental Health Services, Regulations for Licensing and Certification of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services.

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