.05 Preauthorization.

A. The Department or its designee shall require preauthorization for therapeutic behavioral services.

B. The initial authorization shall be given for not more than 60 calendar days.

C. Additional authorization beyond the initial authorization shall be requested at a minimum, every 60 days and in advance of the expiration of the previous authorization.

D. Authorization may only be given if the therapeutic behavioral service continues to be effective and progress towards the specified goals is documented.