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Washington State Laws and Regulations

Washington Frequently Asked Questions

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The information provided in this FAQ is intended to provide general information only and does not constitute legal counsel or advice. Members are encouraged to seek their own independent legal counsel to establish compliant policies, procedures, and programs.

 

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  • Employee Confidentiality Agreement
  • Employee Orientation Checklist
  • Client Records Checklist
  • Quality Assurance
  • Initial Training Requirements
Overview

A list of overall rules and regulations for Washington. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What types of chemical dependency services are offered in Washington?
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What does it mean to be "licensed," "certified," or "accredited" in this industry?
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Licensing & Certification

A list of rules and regulations for Washington related to licensing and certification. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What kind of licensure and certifications are required to operate a chemical dependency treatment program in Washington?
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How can the licensing and credentialing Department in Washington be reached?
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How does a residential treatment facility obtain a license?
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How does a residential treatment facility renew or amend its license?
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What responsibilities does a residential treatment facility have to maintain its license?
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Under what circumstances will the Department of Health deny, suspend, modify, or revoke licensure for a residential treatment facility?
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What is the process for obtaining certification for a chemical dependency facility?
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What might cause the Department to deny, suspend, or revoke a certification for a program offered by a chemical dependency facility?
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What kinds of inspections might there be for licensure and certification determination?
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How can a facility prepare for inspections, on-site reviews, and audits?
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What are the requirements of an emergency plan for a residential treatment facility?
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What kind of governing body is required for residential treatment facilities?
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What kinds of policies and procedures must a chemical dependency program have?
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Zoning and Land Use

A list of rules and regulations for Washington relating to zoning and land use. Click on the appropriate question to expand for more information.

What are the protections afforded to small group homes used for the purpose of residential substance abuse treatment?
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Are there any proximity restrictions regulating how close treatment centers may be to each other? Can I open a residential treatment center right next to one that is already there?
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What are the basic physical plant requirements for treatment facilities?
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What information must be disclosed to the client during intake and what must we put in our admissions agreement?
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What are the clinical record keeping requirements for licensed facilities?

Reminder:

The information provided in this FAQ is intended to provide general information only and does not constitute legal counsel or advice. Members are encouraged to seek their own independent legal counsel to establish compliant policies, procedures, and programs.

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