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  1. What types of chemical dependency services are offered in Massachusetts?

  2. The following types of treatment services may be offered in Massachusetts with appropriate licensure: Read More

  3. What does it mean to be “licensed,” “certified,” or “accredited” in this industry?

  4. A license means that a facility or professional may operate or may deliver services with the advance and continuous authorization of a designated government agency, which is done to ensure protection of public health, safety, and welfare. Read More

    Licensing & Certification
  5. What kind of licensure and certifications are required to operate a chemical dependency treatment program in Massachusetts?

  6. Facilities must be licensed to operate programs that provide treatment services. Certification is generally optional; however, alcohol and drug free housing must be in order to obtain referrals from state agencies. Read More

  7. How can the licensing and credentialing agencies in Massachusetts be reached?

  8. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
    Department of Public Health
    250 Washington Street Read More

  9. How does a treatment facility obtain a license?

  10. Applicants for an initial license or approval must submit an application to the Department on an approved form obtained from the Department, together with any other documents and materials that the Department deems appropriate. Read More

  11. How does a treatment facility renew, amend, or terminate its license?

  12. Applicants for renewal must submit completed forms and fees required by the Department at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the current license or approval. Read More

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