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A QMRP is a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional. There are many ways to qualify as a QMRP, all of which require specialized training and relevant experience. Unlike a QMRP-D, there is no one class that one may take to qualify.
Note there are two definitions: one in the Federal Regulations for ICF-MR facilities, and the State's version for health facilities.
The Indiana Health Facilities definition is:
(410 IAC 16.2-1-32 "Qualified mental retardation professional" defined Authority: IC 16-28-1-7; IC 16-28-1-12 Affected: IC 16-28; IC 25-22.5-5; IC 25-23-1-11; IC 25-27; IC 25-35.6-3)
Sec. 32. "Qualified mental retardation professional (QMRP)" means a person who has specialized training or one (1) year of experience in treating the mentally retarded, and is one (1) of the following:
(1) A psychologist with a master's degree from an accredited program.
(2) A licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy.
(3) An educator with a degree in education from an accredited program.
(4) A social worker with a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from an accredited program or a bachelor's or master's degree in a field other than social work and at least three (3) years of social work experience under the supervision of a qualified social worker.
(5) An occupational therapist who:
(6) A speech pathologist or audiologist licensed pursuant to IC 25-35.6-3.
(7) A registered nurse licensed pursuant to IC 25-23-1-11.
(8) A therapeutic recreation specialist who is a graduate of an accredited program.
(9) A rehabilitative counselor who is certified by the Committee of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.
(10) A physical therapist who is licensed pursuant to IC 25-27.
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