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

  2. In New Jersey, there are licensed residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, in addition to licensed general hospitals that may provide acute chemical dependency services. 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 substance abuse treatment program in New Jersey?

  6. Facilities must be licensed to operate programs that provide substance abuse treatment services. In New Jersey, licenses must be obtained from the Department of Human Services, Offices of Licensing (the "Department") to operate a substance abuse treatment program. Read More

  7. How can the licensing agency for substance abuse treatment facilities in New Jersey be reached?

  8. The Department is located at the following address: Read More

  9. What is the process for substance abuse treatment facility to obtain a license?

  10. Any person, organization, or corporation planning to operate a residential or outpatient substance use disorders treatment facility must submit completed application forms with the appropriate fees... Read More

  11. Under what circumstances will the Department issue a conditional license?

  12. The Department issues conditional licenses in the following circumstances: Read More

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

  14. Once issued, a license will be granted for a period of one year (12 consecutive months). The license is eligible for annual renewal on and up to 30 days following the license anniversary date upon submission of the appropriate licensing and inspection fees. Read More

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