What types of chemical dependency services are offered in Washington?
Treatment services can be offered through residential and outpatient treatment facilities, which provide evaluation and either treatment or referrals for individuals with chemical dependency disorders. Read More
What does it mean to be "licensed," "certified," or "accredited" in this industry?
Licensing means that a particular type of facility or professional may only operate with the advance and continuous authorization ("license") of a designated government agency ... Read More
Licensing & Certification
What kind of licensure and certifications are required to operate a chemical dependency treatment program in Washington?
Facilities must be licensed to operate. Facilities must be licensed to operate. Programs must also be certified to provide specific treatment services. As of July 1, 2018, ... Read More
How can the licensing and credentialing agencies in Washington be reached?
As of July 1, 2018, oversight will be handled by the Department.... Read More
How does a residential treatment facility obtain a license?
A completed application for RTF licensure must be submitted to the Department 60 days or more before ... Read More
How does a residential treatment facility renew or amend its license?
The Department mails the "Notice to Renew" about 45 days before the due date, which is 30 days before license expiration. At least 30 days before the expiration date ... Read More
What responsibilities does a residential treatment facility have to maintain its license?
The RTF must ensure it is in compliance with all relevant state and federal rules and regulations. Read More
Under what circumstances will the Department of Health deny, suspend, modify, or revoke licensure for a residential treatment facility?
The Department may deny, suspend, modify, or revoke an RTF license if the applicant or licensee has: Read More
What is the process for obtaining certification for a chemical dependency facility?
Chemical dependency facilities must apply for an initial license to operate as ... Read More
What might cause the Department to deny, suspend, or revoke a certification for a program offered by a chemical dependency facility?
The Department may deny a program’s certification if any of the following occurs: Read More
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